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hound

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[ hound ]
/ ha蕣nd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about hound

    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.

Origin of hound

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First recorded before 900; Middle English h(o)und, Old English hund; cognate with Dutch hond, Old Norse hundr, Danish, Swedish hund, German Hund, Gothic hunds; akin to Latin canis, Greek k媒艒n (genitive kyn贸s ), Sanskrit 艣v谩n (genitive 艣unas ), Old Irish c煤 (genitive con ), Welsh ci (plural cwn ), Tocharian A k奴, Lithuanian 拧u玫

OTHER WORDS FROM hound

hound路er, nounhound路ish, hound路y, adjectivehound路like, adjectiveun路hound路ed, adjective

Other definitions for hound (2 of 2)

hound2
[ hound ]
/ ha蕣nd /

noun
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 cheek (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.

Origin of hound

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First recorded in 1175鈥1225; Middle English houn(e), hune, from Old Norse h奴nn 鈥渒nob at the top of a masthead鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for hound (1 of 2)

hound1
/ (ha蕣nd) /

noun
verb (tr)
to pursue or chase relentlessly
to urge on

Derived forms of hound

hounder, noun

Word Origin for hound

Old English hund; related to Old High German hunt, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds

British Dictionary definitions for hound (2 of 2)

hound2
/ (ha蕣nd) /

noun
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

Word Origin for hound

C15: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse h奴nn knob, cube
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hound

hound

see run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).

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