Idioms about hare
Origin of hare
OTHER WORDS FROM harehare·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH harehair, hare
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HARE VS. RABBIT
What’s the difference between hares and rabbits?
Hares and rabbits are both rodentlike mammals in the Leporidae family, but they’re two different species.
They look similar, with long ears and large hind legs that make them great jumpers and fast runners.
One main difference is that hares are bigger than rabbits.
They also appear much differently at birth. Hares are born furry, open-eyed, and ready to run. Rabbits, however, are born without fur and are unable to see at first. To protect their helpless kits or kittens (you can call them bunnies but that’s not a technical term), rabbits dig underground burrows. Hares, on the other hand, build shallow nests in the grass.
So, the bigger it is, the more likely it is to be a hare. If it has a burrow underground, it’s a rabbit.
Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between hares and rabbits.
Quiz yourself on hare vs. rabbit!
True or False?
Rabbits burrow underground.
How to use hare in a sentence
The hares are Ravenswood’s peakers, engines derived from the fuel-gulping jets on airliners, which, like similar systems around the United States, can spin up quickly to meet demand spikes.
Anecdotally, I’ve seen the Tracksmith logo—Eliot, a mini golden hare named after the long-shuttered runner’s bar in Boston—become increasingly ubiquitous in the New York City running scene.Tracksmith Made Running Culture Something You Can Buy|Martin Fritz Huber|January 11, 2021|Outside Online
It also supports muskoxen, Arctic wolves, foxes, hares, migrating waterfowl, and porcupine caribou, which calve there.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite|By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
As a result of this stretching, the tortoise was now 2 miles ahead of the hare, who remained at the starting line.
As long as the hare started running the moment the tortoise completed 20 percent of the race, they’d finish together.
The Krishna Movement stresses continual silent chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra in order to keep the mind focused on God.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tortoise disqualified for technical reasons, first place awarded to Sputnik hare.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pheasant calls for Pommard, while songbirds and hare lend themselves to aged Bordeaux or a light Gevrey.The Queen of the French Kitchen|Katie Baker|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her support for the Countryside Alliance did see her plead guilty to attending a hare coursing event in 2007.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the hare finds a solution with the perfect Christmas gift.The Seven Most Heartwarming Ads of 2013|Natasha Bach|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Poor Anastatia, as a hare nestles in its form, had almost shrunk beneath the bed-clothes.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He had run with the hare and hunted with the hounds, and neither party could charge him with any lack of loyalty.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
It was no brash idea, no hare-brained impulse concocted in one's cups, perhaps.
Well, the light come in the sky, and I separates from my mates, for I sees the owd dorg put up a hare and coorse her.The Chequers|James Runciman
Wild animals were also bred for food in similar preserves, the hare and the wild boar being the favorites.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
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Derived forms of hareharelike, adjective
Word Origin for hare
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hare
see mad as a hatter (March hare); run with (the hare).