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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Hounds  and  greyhounds,  mongrels,  spaniels,  curs. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  despicable  person.  ``Boy!  false  hound!''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  houndfish. 
 
  4.  pl  (Naut.)  Projections  at  the  masthead,  serving  as  a 
  support  for  the  trestletrees  and  top  to  rest  on 
 
  5.  A  side  bar  used  to  strengthen  portions  of  the  running  gear 
  of  a  vehicle. 
 
  {To  follow  the  hounds},  to  hunt  with  hounds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hound  \Hound\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hounding}.] 
  1.  To  set  on  the  chase;  to  incite  to  pursuit;  as  to  hounda 
  dog  at  a  hare;  to  hound  on  pursuers.  --Abp.  Bramhall. 
 
  2.  To  hunt  or  chase  with  hounds,  or  as  with  hounds. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hound 
  n  1:  any  of  several  breeds  of  dog  used  for  hunting  typically 
  having  large  drooping  ears  [syn:  {hound  dog}] 
  2:  someone  who  is  morally  reprehensible;  "you  dirty  dog"  [syn: 
  {cad},  {bounder},  {blackguard},  {dog},  {heel}] 
  v  :  pursue  or  chase  relentlessly  [syn:  {hunt},  {trace}] 




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