greyhound

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grey·hound

 (grā′hound′)
n.
A dog of a tall slender breed having a narrow head and a smooth coat. It was originally bred to hunt fast prey and is often used for racing.

[Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund : grīg-; akin to Old Norse grey, greyhound + hund, hound; see hound.]

greyhound

(ˈɡreɪˌhaʊnd)
n
(Breeds) a tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing
[Old English grīghund, related to Old Norse greyhundr, from grey bitch, hundr dog]

grey•hound

or gray•hound

(ˈgreɪˌhaʊnd)

n.
one of a breed of tall, slender shorthaired dogs noted for their keen sight and swiftness.
[before 1000; Old English grīghund < Old Norse greyhundr; compare see hound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sightgreyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
Italian greyhound - a toy dog developed from the greyhound
whippet - small slender dog of greyhound type developed in England
racer - an animal that races
Translations
سَلوقي، كَلْب صَيْد
anglický chrtchrtchrtí
greyhoundgreyhound-mynde
englanninvinttikoiragreyhound
agár
mjóhundur
グレーハウンド
kurtas
kurta-kurts
chrt

Greyhound

[ˈgreɪhaʊnd] N (US) (also Greyhound bus) → autobús m de largo recorrido

greyhound

grayhound (US) [ˈgreɪhaʊnd]
A. Ngalgo/a m/f
B. CPD greyhound racing Ncarreras fpl de galgos
greyhound track Ncanódromo m
GREYHOUND RACING
Las carreras de galgos son un deporte muy popular en el Reino Unido, sobre todo entre aquellos a quienes les gusta apostar. Los corredores de apuestas (bookmakers) tienen mucha clientela con las carreras que llaman the dogs. El canódromo puede ser ovalado o redondo y los galgos persiguen una liebre mecánica que corre sobre un carril.

greyhound

[ˈgreɪhaʊnd] nlévrier mgreyhound racing ncourses fpl de lévriers

greyhound

nWindhund m, → Windspiel nt

greyhound

[ˈgreɪˌhaʊnd] nlevriero

greyhound

(ˈgreihaund) noun
a breed of dog which can run very fast. He breeds greyhounds for racing; (also adjective) greyhound racing.
References in classic literature ?
I had thought his short legs a bar to swiftness, but had he been coursing with greyhounds the latter would have appeared as though asleep on a door mat.
Elegant repasts were served, of which they partook but lightly; trials of horses made in the beautiful meadows that skirted the road; coursing indulged in, for Buckingham had his greyhounds with him; and in such ways did they pass away the pleasant time.
The great tails of the plant men lashed with tremendous power about us as they charged from various directions or sprang with the agility of greyhounds above our heads; but every attack met a gleaming blade in sword hands that had been reputed for twenty years the best that Mars ever had known; for Tars Tarkas and John Carter were names that the fighting men of the world of warriors loved best to speak.
And now, before they could even assume a proper formation for defence, the outflanking /Impis/ had leapt, like greyhounds, on their flanks.
It was the harder to Fred's disposition because his father, satisfied that he was no longer rebellious, was in good humor with him, and had sent him on this pleasant ride to see after some greyhounds.
Now, also, she was denied the solace which the companionship of the coachman, grooms, horses, greyhounds, and pointers might have afforded; for her mother having, notwithstanding the disadvantages of a country life, so satisfactorily disposed of her elder daughter, the pride of her heart had begun seriously to turn her attention to the younger; and, being truly alarmed at the roughness of her manners, and thinking it high time to work a reform, had been roused at length to exert her authority, and prohibited entirely the yards, stables, kennels, and coach-house.
The greyhounds pursued a kangaroo rat into a hollow tree, out of which we dragged it: it is an animal as large as a rabbit, but with the figure of a kangaroo.
My horse was not above medium size, but he was alert, slender-limbed, muscled with watch- springs, and just a greyhound to go.
he ejaculated at the top of his voice to a ragged wolfish-looking dog, a sort of lurcher, half mastiff, half greyhound, which ran limping about as if with the purpose of seconding his master in collecting the refractory grunters; but which, in fact, from misapprehension of the swine-herd's signals, ignorance of his own duty, or malice prepense, only drove them hither and thither, and increased the evil which he seemed to design to remedy.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
He had come within twenty feet of Scarlet and was leaping upon him with long bounds like a greyhound, when John rose up quickly, drew his bow and let fly one of his fatal shafts.
Neither does he encounter her on the smooth-rolled, tree shaded Boulevard, in the green and sunny park, whither she repairs clad in her becoming walking dress, her scarf thrown with grace over her shoulders, her little bonnet scarcely screening her curls, the red rose under its brim adding a new tint to the softer rose on her cheek; her face and eyes, too, illumined with smiles, perhaps as transient as the sunshine of the gala-day, but also quite as brilliant; it is not his office to walk by her side, to listen to her lively chat, to carry her parasol, scarcely larger than a broad green leaf, to lead in a ribbon her Blenheim spaniel or Italian greyhound.