- an unpleasant, mean, or despicable person.
- a man who chases women; a promiscuous man.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for hound
Origin of hound1
OTHER WORDS FROM houndhound·er, nounhound·ish, hound·y, adjectivehound·like, adjectiveun·hound·ed, adjective
Words nearby hound
Definition for hound (2 of 2)
Origin of hound2
How to use hound in a sentence
Thank you, Glitch, our lanky old hound from New Orleans, for knowing the right moment to put your head on my angsting husband’s knee.Zoom dates? Election nights? Sourdough? Nope. Dogs are the heroes of this pandemic.|Petula Dvorak|January 25, 2021|Washington Post
I’m crazy about my hound dog, and we’ve suddenly been given this singular time to go through every moment of his old age together.I have the pandemic to thank for this precious time with my old hound, Teddy|Diana Nyad|December 21, 2020|Washington Post
My partner and I first began searching for unpopular trails a few years ago in Connecticut when we got a high-energy rescue hound who needed a lot of off-leash exercise.
Even if you’re more powder hound than ski racer, a little expert help can identify bad habits and make you a safer, more solid skier.
Now critics have lit their torches and unleashed the hounds.Strange Casting: On Zoë Saldana and Authenticity in Hollywood|Truthbetold|April 24, 2016|TruthBeTold.news
The Hound is begging her to kill him, but she won't grant him his last wish.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane was left to die of a ferocious ass-whooping.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World|Scott Bixby|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the end, the joke was on both of them: Brienne lost track of Arya and The Hound was “killed by a woman.”
But The Hound is just hungry, and no one gets between the scarred warrior and a meal.
At the end of the fourth season premiere, Arya and The Hound stumble upon a tavern in the woods.
He frowned, and bent his head, and his long hair fell over his face, while the poor Stuttgardter sat there like a beaten hound.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Death comes in, the bread at the feast turns black, the hound falls down—and so on.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
As they entered, a liver-coloured hound that lay stretched before the fire growled lazily, and showed the whites of his eyes.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Presently he heard the deep baying of the hound, and soon the enemy appeared, under a bright moon.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
I called to him loudly, in the vain hope he might look back, as though at a time like this a hound would turn from the trail.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for hound (1 of 2)
- any of several breeds of dog used for hunting
- (in combination)an otterhound; a deerhound
Derived forms of houndhounder, noun
Word Origin for hound
British Dictionary definitions for hound (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hound
Idioms and Phrases with hound
see run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).