- hound's tooth,
- hound's-tooth check,
Origin of hounding
verb (used with object)
Origin of hound1
Examples from the Web for hounding
And we are, to my knowledge, the only nation that has hounding down joy written into our foundational documents.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once we get out into the real world, we continue to follow their every step, hounding them everywhere.Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’|Jimmy So|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, for those of you hounding me about how I can keep supporting Romney, that post will go up tomorrow.
Hounding Sanford out of office in this moment of maximum pain and political damage could have a similar effect in South Carolina.
But like Spitzer in New York, hounding him out of office now would prompt resignation remorse later.
When I went back to the office after Marina Oswald viewed the gun, they still were hounding me for it.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The watching and hounding of men to prison by unprincipled detectives is not unknown in this country.After Prison - What?|Maud Ballington Booth
I take the trip, ostensibly, for the change; to get away from those who are hounding me here; for recuperation––anything!Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
Miss Whiteside had no particular reason for hounding and persecuting me.Hungry Hearts|Anzia Yezierska
No; delivered by some confounded bailiff, who's been hounding me.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
- any of several breeds of dog used for hunting
- (in combination)an otterhound; a deerhound
Word Origin for hound
Word Origin for hound
Old English hund "dog," from Proto-Germanic *hundas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hund, Old High German hunt, German Hund, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds), from PIE *kuntos, dental enlargement of root *kwon- "dog" (see canine). Meaning narrowed 12c. to "dog used for hunting."
"hunt with hounds," 1520s, from hound (v.). Sense of "pursue relentlessly" is first recorded c.1600. Related: Hounded; hounding.
see run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).