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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greyhound  \Grey"hound`\,  n. 
  A  swift  steamer,  esp.  an  ocean  steamer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  A  slender,  graceful  breed  of  dogs,  remarkable  for  keen  sight 
  and  swiftness.  It  is  one  of  the  oldest  varieties  known  and 
  is  figured  on  the  Egyptian  monuments.  [Written  also 
  {grayhound}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greyhound 
  n  :  a  tall  slender  dog  of  an  ancient  breed  noted  for  swiftness 
  and  keen  sight;  used  as  a  racing  dog 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Greyhound 
  (Prov.  30:31),  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  _zarzir  mothnayim_, 
  meaning  literally  "girded  as  to  the  lions."  Some  (Gesen.;  R.V. 
  marg.)  render  it  "war-horse."  The  LXX.  and  Vulgate  versions 
  render  it  "cock."  It  has  been  by  some  interpreters  rendered  also 
  stag"  and  "warrior,"  as  being  girded  about  or  panoplied,  and 
  "wrestler."  The  greyhound,  however,  was  evidently  known  in 
  ancient  times,  as  appears  from  Egyptian  monuments. 
 




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