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hound

[ hound ]SEE DEFINITION OF hound
  • noundog
  • verbchase, badger

Synonyms for hound

  • beagle
  • afghan
  • airedale
  • basset
  • canine
  • dachshund
  • mongrel
  • mutt
  • pointer
  • pooch
  • poodle
  • retriever
  • akita
  • bowwow
  • man's best friend
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOUND

That's an old maneuver of his—to hound a man from a little crime to a big one.

And if I'd known as much about you then as I know now, I'd never have started to hound you.

The hound fell without a sound, and with equal ease he slew the second.

If they presented an equal target he would fire at them rather than the hound.

The other cab was pelting after him with all the enthusiasm of a hound on a fresh trail.

The Antelope droves are nearly gone; Hound and lead were too much for them.

He is a hound of Israel who would sell you to the best bidder.

I wish to God I were a younger man, that I might chastise you for the hound you are.

Don't shoot, Smith, we're coming; save that hound for the halter!

It was the dead body of a hound—the one evidently at which I had fired.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hund "dog," from Proto-Germanic *hundas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hund, Old High German hunt, German Hund, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds), from PIE *kuntos, dental enlargement of root *kwon- "dog" (see canine). Meaning narrowed 12c. to "dog used for hunting."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOUND

addict

nounperson who has compulsion toward
  • activity
  • buff
  • devotee
  • enthusiast
  • fan
  • fanatic
  • fiend
  • follower
  • freak
  • habitué
  • hound
  • junkie
  • nut
  • often injurious aficionado
  • practitioner
  • zealot
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