hellhound
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a dog represented in mythology as a guardian of the underworld 2. a fiendish person

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  • Hellhound — Hell hound , n. [AS. hellehund.] A dog of hell; an agent of hell. [1913 Webster] A hellhound, that doth hunt us all to death. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hellhound — also hell hound, wicked person; also Cerberus, O.E. hellehund; see HELL (Cf. hell) + HOUND (Cf. hound) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hellhound — [hel′hound΄] n. 1. a dog of hell, as Cerberus 2. a fiendish, evil person …   English World dictionary

  • Hellhound — A hellhound is a demonic dog of Hell, found in mythology, folklore and fiction. Hellhounds typically have features such as an unnaturally large size, a black fur color, glowing red eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics …   Wikipedia

  • Hellhound — La diosa Hel y un sabueso del infierno por Johannes Gehrts, 1889. Un hellhound o sabueso infernal es un perro ó sabueso del Infierno. Según la mitología, y la ficción, los perros son muertos vivientes con una apariencia que puede recordar a unos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • hellhound — /hel hownd /, n. 1. a mythical watchdog of hell. 2. a fiendish person. [bef. 900; ME, OE helle hund; see HELL, HOUND1] * * * ▪ mythological creature       a dog represented in mythology (such as that of ancient Greece and Scandinavia) as standing …   Universalium

  • hellhound — noun A demonic dog of Hell, typically of unnaturally large size, strength or speed, black fur, glowing eyes, and ghostly or phantom characteristics …   Wiktionary

  • hellhound — n. mythical watchdog that guarded the gates of hell (Greek Mythology); wicked or evil person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hellhound — noun a demon in the form of a dog …   English new terms dictionary

  • hellhound — hell•hound [[t]ˈhɛlˌhaʊnd[/t]] n. 1) myt a mythical watchdog of the underworld, as Cerberus 2) a fiendish person • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

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