noun Etymology: Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund, from grīg- (akin to Old Norse grey bitch) + hund hound Date: before 12th century any of a breed of tall slender graceful smooth-coated dogs characterized by swiftness and keen sight and used for coursing game and racing; also any of several related dogs — compare Italian greyhound

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  • Greyhound — Grey hound , n. [OE. graihund, greihound, greahund, grihond, Icel. greyhundr; grey greyhound + hundr dog; cf. AS. gr[imac]ghund. The origin of the first syllable is unknown.] 1. A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greyhound — ● greyhound nom masculin (anglais greyhound) Lévrier anglais, de grande taille, à poils courts, dressé spécialement à la course …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • greyhound — GREI HÁUND/ s. m. levrier de curse. (< engl. greyhound) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Greyhound — (spr. grē haund), Jagdhund, s. Hund …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Greyhound — (engl., spr. grehaund), der kurz oder glatthaarige Windhund …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • greyhound — (n.) O.E. grighund, from grig bitch + hund dog (see HOUND (Cf. hound) (n.)). The name usually is said to have nothing to do with color, and most are not gray. The O.N. form of the word is preserved in Hjalti s couplet that almost sparked war… …   Etymology dictionary

  • greyhound — ► NOUN ▪ a swift, slender breed of dog used in racing and coursing. ORIGIN Old English, related to an Old Norse word meaning bitch …   English terms dictionary

  • greyhound — [grā′hound΄] n. [ME grehounde < OE grighund, * grieghund, akin to ON greyhundr < * grieg, bitch, coward (prob. < IE * gherēu < base * ĝher , to shine > GRAY1) + hund, dog, HOUND1] any of a breed of tall, slender, swift dog with a… …   English World dictionary

  • Greyhound — Infobox Dogbreed akcgroup = Hound akcstd = altname = English Greyhound ankcgroup = Group 4 (Hounds) ankcstd = ckcgroup = Group 2 Hounds ckcstd =… …   Wikipedia

  • Greyhound — Als Greyhound werden bezeichnet: ein australisches Busunternehmen, siehe Greyhound Australia eine englische Windhundrasse, siehe Greyhound (Hunderasse) eine amerikanische Busgesellschaft, siehe Greyhound Lines der amerikanische Mischkonzern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Greyhound — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « greyhound », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le greyhound est un chien de course.… …   Wikipédia en Français

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