hound

1
[ hound ]
/ haʊnd /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for 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 kýōn (genitive kynós ), Sanskrit śván (genitive śunas ), Old Irish (genitive con ), Welsh ci (plural cwn ), Tocharian A kū, Lithuanian šuõ

OTHER WORDS FROM hound

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

Definition for hound (2 of 2)

hound2
[ hound ]
/ haʊnd /

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

2
1175–1225; Middle English hūn <Old Norse hūnn knob at the masthead
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British Dictionary definitions for hound (1 of 2)

hound1
/ (haʊnd) /

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
/ (haʊnd) /

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 hūnn knob, cube
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Idioms and Phrases with hound

hound

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

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