one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, especially one with a long face and large drooping ears.
Informal. any dog.
a mean, despicable person.
Informal. an addict or devotee:
an autograph hound.
one of the pursuers in the game of .
verb (used with object)
to hunt or track with hounds, or as a hound does; pursue.
to pursue or harass without respite:
Her little brother wouldn’t stop hounding her.
to incite (a hound) to pursuit or attack; urge on.
Informal. to incite or urge (a person) to do something (usually followed by on).
follow the hounds, Fox Hunting. to participate in a hunt, especially as a member of the field.
ride to hounds, Fox Hunting. to participate in a hunt, whether as a member of the field or of the hunt staff.
Nautical. either of a pair of fore-and-aft members at the lower end of the head of a mast, for supporting the trestletrees, that support an upper mast at its heel.
Compare (def 12).
a horizontal bar or brace, usually one of a pair, for strengthening the running gear of a horse-drawn wagon or the like.
the hounds, a pack of foxhounds, etc
a dog, esp one regarded as annoying
a despicable person
(in hare and hounds) a runner who pursues a hare
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) an enthusiast: an autograph hound
short for houndfish See also nursehound
ride to hounds, follow the hounds, to take part in a fox hunt with hounds
to pursue or chase relentlessly
to urge on
either of a pair of horizontal bars that reinforce the running gear of a horse-drawn vehicle
(nautical) either of a pair of fore-and-aft braces that serve as supports for a topmast
Old English hund “dog,” from Proto-Germanic *hundas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hund, Old High German hunt, German Hund, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds), from PIE *kuntos, dental enlargement of root *kwon- “dog” (see canine). Meaning narrowed 12c. to “dog used for hunting.”
“hunt with hounds,” 1520s, from hound (v.). Sense of “pursue relentlessly” is first recorded c.1600. Related: Hounded; hounding.
Very satisfying; wonderful; great; neat (1950s+ Teenagers)
To harass, pester, or annoy someone; burn: I hounded him. Oh fuck, what a loser I was (1605+)
boozehound, chow hound, gas hound
see: run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds)
[houndz-tooth] /ˈhaʊndzˌtuθ/ adjective 1. woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks: a hound’s-tooth jacket. noun a woven fabric design of continuous broken checks or four-pointed stars; also called four-and-four check Word Origin pattern is reminiscent of the jagged back teeth of a hound also hound’s tooth, as a design pattern, 1936, […]
- Hound the beef
verb phrase To cruise for sex: Me and Stick were out hounding the beef (1980s+)
Hounsfield Houns·field (hounz’fēld’), Godfrey Newbold. Born 1919. British engineer and inventor. He shared a 1979 Nobel Prize for development of the CAT scan x-ray technique.
/ˈhuːŋɡən; ˈuːŋɡən/ noun 1. a voodoo priest