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Hound

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Houndn. [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. çvan. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A despicable person.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A houndfish.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.  [1913 Webster]
To follow the hounds, to hunt with hounds.
Houndv. t. 
  •  To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.  Abp. Bramhall.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.  L'Estrange.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Hound, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a dog used for hunting, esp. one able to track by scent. b (the hounds) Brit. a pack of foxhounds.
2 colloq. a despicable man.
3 a runner who follows a trail in hare and hounds.
4 a person keen in pursuit of something (usu. in comb.: news-hound).
--v.tr.
1 harass or pursue relentlessly.
2 chase or pursue with a hound.
3 (foll. by at) set (a dog or person) on (a quarry).
4 urge on or nag (a person).

Idiom
hound's tongue Bot. a tall plant, Cynoglossum officinale, with tongue-shaped leaves. hound's-tooth a check pattern with notched corners suggestive of a canine tooth. ride to hounds go fox-hunting on horseback.
Derivative
hounder n. houndish adj.
Etymology
OE hund f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Hound

Afghan hound, Alaskan malamute, Bedlington terrier, Border terrier, Boston bull, Cairn terrier, Chihuahua, Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, English toy spaniel, Eskimo dog, Gordon setter, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Kerry blue terrier, Labrador retriever, Maltese, Newfoundland, Norwegian elkhound, Norwich terrier, Pekingese, Rhodesian ridgeback, Rottweiler, Saluki, Samoyed, Scottish deerhound, Siberian husky, Welsh corgi, Welsh terrier, Yorkshire terrier, addict, affenpinscher, aficionado, aggravate, animal, annoy, badger, badger dog, bait, barbet, basset, basset hound, be at, beagle, beast, beat, bedevil, bedog, beset, bloodhound, boarhound, borzoi, bother, bowwow, boxer, bristle, browbeat, brown off, buff, bug, bull, bull terrier, bulldog, bully, bullyrag, burn up, canine, chase, cheer on, chivy, chow, coach dog, collector, collie, come after, come behind, coonhound, course, cur, dachshund, deerhound, demon, devil, devotee, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, drive, drive on, eager beaver, egg on, energumen, enthusiast, exasperate, exercise, faddist, falcon, fan, fanatic, fash, fiend, flat-coated retriever, flush, follow, follow the hounds, follow up, fowl, fox terrier, foxhound, freak, fret, get, giant schnauzer, give chase, go after, go behind, go hunting, goad on, golden retriever, great one for, greyhound, griffon, gripe, gun, habitue, harass, harrier, harry, hasten on, haunt, hawk, heckle, hector, heel, hie on, hobbyist, hollo after, hound on, hunt, hunt down, hurry on, husky, hyena, infatuate, insect, irk, jack, jacklight, lakeland terrier, lover, make after, malamute, mastiff, miff, molest, mongrel, move behind, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, nut, oppress, otterhound, papillon, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pig, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pointer, polecat, pooch, poodle, pother, prosecute, provoke, prowl after, pug, puli, pursue, pursuer, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, rat terrier, reptile, retriever, rhapsodist, ride, ride to hounds, rile, roil, root on, ruffle, run, run after, search, seek, seek out, serpent, setter, shadow, shikar, shoot, skunk, sleuth, sleuthhound, snake, spaniel, speed on, sport, spur on, staghound, stalk, start, still-hunt, string along, sucker for, swine, tag, tag after, tag along, tail, tailgate, take out after, tease, terrier, torment, track, trail, trail after, tread close upon, try the patience, turnspit, tweak the nose, tyke, urge on, varmint, vermin, vex, victimize, viper, visionary, votary, whelp, whip on, whippet, wire-haired terrier, wolfhound, worm, worry, zealot

ROGET THESAURUS

Hound

Motive

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.

Pursuit

N pursuit, pursuing, prosecution, pursuance, enterprise, business, adventure, quest, scramble, hue and cry, game, hobby, still-hunt, chase, hunt, battue, race, steeple chase, hunting, coursing, venation, venery, fox chase, sport, sporting, shooting, angling, fishing, hawking, shikar (Geog loc:India), pursuer, hunter, huntsman, shikari (Geog loc:India), sportsman, Nimrod, hound, pursuing, in quest of, in pursuit, in full cry, in hot pursuit, on the scent, in pursuance of, after, Int, tallyho!, yoicks!, soho!.

VB pursue, prosecute, follow, run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after, shadow, carry on, engage in, set about, endeavor, court, seek, aim at, follow the trail, fish for, press on, run a race, chase, give chase, course, dog, hunt, hound, tread on the heels, follow on the heels of, rush upon, rush headlong, ride full tilt at, run full tilt at, make a leap at, jump at, snatch at run down, start game, tread a path, take a course, hold a course, shape one's steps, direct one's steps, bend one's steps, course, play a game, fight one's way, elbow one's way, follow up, take to, take up, go in for, ride one's hobby.

Malevolence

VB be malevolent, bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice, betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot, hurt, annoy, injure, harm, wrong, do harm to, do an ill office to, outrage, disoblige, malign, plant a thorn in the breast, molest, worry, harass, haunt, harry, bait, tease, throw stones at, play the devil with, hunt down, dragoon, hound, persecute, oppress, grind, maltreat, illtreat, ill-use, wreak one's malice on, do one's worst, break a butterfly on the wheel, dip one's hands in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood, have no mercy.

Bad Man

N bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity, evildoer, sinner, the wicked, bad example, villain, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, budmash, caitiff, wretch, reptile, viper, serpent, cockatrice, basilisk, urchin, tiger, monster, devil, devil incarnate, demon in human shape, Nana Sahib, hellhound, hellcat, rakehell, bad woman, jade, Jezebel, scamp, scapegrace, rip, runagate, ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scalawag, scallawag, rou_e, rake, Sadist, skeesicks, skeezix, limb, one who has sold himself to the devil, fallen angel, ame damnee, vaurien, mauvais sujet, loose fish, sad dog, rounder, lost sheep, black sheep, castaway, recreant, defaulter, prodigal, rough, rowdy, hooligan, tough, ugly customer, mean mother, ruffian, bully, meanie, Jonathan Wild, hangman, incendiary, arsonist, fire bug, thief, murderer, terrorist, culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp, disorderly person, misdemeanant, outlaw, scofflaw, vandal, felon, (convicted criminal), criminal, convict, prisoner, inmate, jail bird, ticket of leave man, multiple offender, blackguard, polisson, loafer, sneak, rapscallion, rascallion, cullion, mean wretch, varlet, kern, ame-de-boue, drole, cur, dog, hound, whelp, mongrel, lown, loon, runnion, outcast, vagabond, rogue, ronian, scum of the earth, riffraff, Arcades ambo, Int, sirrah!, Acherontis pabulum, gibier de potence.

Animal

N animal, animal kingdom, fauna, brute creation, beast, brute, creature, critter, wight, created being, creeping thing, living thing, dumb animal, dumb creature, zoophyte, mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, crustacean, shellfish, mollusk, worm, insect, arthropod, microbe, microbe, animalcule, alligator, crocodile, saurian, dinosaur (extinct), snake, serpent, viper, eft, asp, aspick, frog, toad, trout, bass, tuna, muskelunge, sailfish, sardine, mackerel, ant, mosquito, bee, honeybee, tardigrade, spider, biped, quadruped, webfoot, flocks and herds, live stock, domestic animals, wild animals, game, ferae naturae, beasts of the field, fowls of the air, denizens of the sea, black game, black grouse, blackcock, duck, grouse, plover, rail, snipe, horse, cattle, kine, ox, bull, bullock, cow, milch cow, calf, heifer, shorthorn, sheep, lamb, lambkin, ewe, ram, tup, pig, swine, boar, hog, sow, steer, stot, tag, teg, bison, buffalo, yak, zebu, dog, cat, dog, hound, pup, puppy, whelp, cur, mongrel, house dog, watch dog, sheep dog, shepherd's dog, sporting dog, fancy dog, lap dog, toy dog, bull dog, badger dog, mastiff, blood hound, grey hound, stag hound, deer hound, fox hound, otter hound, harrier, beagle, spaniel, pointer, setter, retriever, Newfoundland, water dog, water spaniel, pug, poodle, turnspit, terrier, fox terrier, Skye terrier, Dandie Dinmont, collie, feline, puss, pussy, grimalkin, gib cat, tom cat, fox, Reynard, vixen, stag, deer, hart, buck, doe, roe, caribou, coyote, elk, moose, musk ox, sambar, bird, poultry, fowl, cock, hen, chicken, chanticleer, partlet, rooster, dunghill cock, barn door fowl, feathered tribes, feathered songster, singing bird, dicky bird, canary, warbler, finch, aberdevine, cushat, cygnet, ringdove, siskin, swan, wood pigeon, vermin, varmint, pest, animal, zoological equine, bovine, vaccine, canine, feline, fishy, piscatory, piscatorial, molluscous, vermicular, gallinaceous, rasorial, solidungulate, soliped.

Odor

N odor, smell, odorament, scent, effluvium, emanation, exhalation, fume, essence, trail, nidor, redolence, sense of smell, scent, act of smelling, olfaction, olfactories, fragrance, odorant, bloodhound, hound, spoor, odorous, odoriferous, smelling, reeking, foul-smelling, strong- scented, redolent, graveolent, nidorous, pungent, putrid, foul, olfactory, quick-scented.


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