Hound Hound, n. [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz?, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. ?, ?, Skr. [,c]van. [root]229. Cf. {Canine}, {Cynic}, {Kennel}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc. [1913 Webster]

Hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A despicable person. ``Boy! false hound!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A houndfish. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Naut.) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on. [1913 Webster]

5. A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle. [1913 Webster]

{To follow the hounds}, to hunt with hounds. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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