- 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
Definition for hound (2 of 2)
Origin of hound2
Example sentences from the Web for hound
She was hounded by the prying paparazzi, desperate to label her a partied-out starlet.Taylor Momsen on Female Sexuality and Her Transformation from ‘Gossip Girl’ to Rock Star|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hounded by the father of the surveillance state, J. Edgar Hoover, Chaplin gave up on America and retired to Switzerland.
So she was hounded out of the running, with neocon darling John McCain at the head of the pack.
He believes Diana was hounded to her death, and friends claim the single biggest driving force in his life is protectiveness.
To suggest that he hounded Frum out of his institute on the basis of one little blog defies belief.
Priest or no, he shall not be hounded to death in the streets without one blow struck in his defence.The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn|Evelyn Everett-Green
Father, I really do not see why at my age I should be hounded out of the house like this every morning.This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
Reporters who were sent to see him hounded off the platform witnessed an ovation instead.Six Major Prophets|Edwin Emery Slosson
And to think that the man whom I, with a mad desire for vengeance, hounded out of the country should have given his life for me!The Winning of the Golden Spurs|Percy F. Westerman
He asked for a confessor, and intimated that he would prefer Stephen Palecz, the enemy who had hounded him to the death.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
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).