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hound

 (hound)
n.
1.
a. A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.
b. A dog.
2. A contemptible person; a scoundrel.
3.
a. One who eagerly pursues something: a gossip hound.
b. A devotee or an enthusiast: a coffee hound.
tr.v. hound·ed, hound·ing, hounds
1. To pursue relentlessly and tenaciously: The suspect was hounded by the police for weeks.
2.
a. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism: Her parents hounded her until she agreed to look for a better job. See Synonyms at harass.
b. To pressure or force from a place or situation: accusations that hounded him out of office.

[Middle English, from Old English hund; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

hound′er n.

hound

(haʊnd)
n
1. (Breeds)
a. any of several breeds of dog used for hunting
b. (in combination): an otterhound; a deerhound.
2. (Breeds) the hounds a pack of foxhounds, etc
3. (Animals) a dog, esp one regarded as annoying
4. a despicable person
5. (Games, other than specified) (in hare and hounds) a runner who pursues a hare
6. slang chiefly US and Canadian an enthusiast: an autograph hound.
7. (Animals) short for houndfish See also nursehound
8. (Hunting) ride to hounds follow the hounds to take part in a fox hunt with hounds
vb (tr)
9. to pursue or chase relentlessly
10. to urge on
[Old English hund; related to Old High German hunt, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds]
ˈhounder n

hound

(haʊnd)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) either of a pair of horizontal bars that reinforce the running gear of a horse-drawn vehicle
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of fore-and-aft braces that serve as supports for a topmast
[C15: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse hūnn knob, cube]

hound

(haʊnd)

n., v. hound•ed, hound•ing. n.
1. any of several breeds of dogs that pursue game either by sight or scent, esp. one having a long face and large drooping ears.
2. any dog.
3. a mean, contemptible person.
4. a devotee: an autograph hound.
v.t.
5. to hunt or track with hounds.
6. to annoy or persecute relentlessly.
[before 900; Middle English h(o)und, Old English hund, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hund, Old High German hunt, Old Norse hundr, Gothic hunds; akin to Latin canis, Greek kýōn, Skt śván]
hound′er, n.

hound


Past participle: hounded
Gerund: hounding

Imperative
hound
hound
Present
I hound
you hound
he/she/it hounds
we hound
you hound
they hound
Preterite
I hounded
you hounded
he/she/it hounded
we hounded
you hounded
they hounded
Present Continuous
I am hounding
you are hounding
he/she/it is hounding
we are hounding
you are hounding
they are hounding
Present Perfect
I have hounded
you have hounded
he/she/it has hounded
we have hounded
you have hounded
they have hounded
Past Continuous
I was hounding
you were hounding
he/she/it was hounding
we were hounding
you were hounding
they were hounding
Past Perfect
I had hounded
you had hounded
he/she/it had hounded
we had hounded
you had hounded
they had hounded
Future
I will hound
you will hound
he/she/it will hound
we will hound
you will hound
they will hound
Future Perfect
I will have hounded
you will have hounded
he/she/it will have hounded
we will have hounded
you will have hounded
they will have hounded
Future Continuous
I will be hounding
you will be hounding
he/she/it will be hounding
we will be hounding
you will be hounding
they will be hounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hounding
you have been hounding
he/she/it has been hounding
we have been hounding
you have been hounding
they have been hounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hounding
you will have been hounding
he/she/it will have been hounding
we will have been hounding
you will have been hounding
they will have been hounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hounding
you had been hounding
he/she/it had been hounding
we had been hounding
you had been hounding
they had been hounding
Conditional
I would hound
you would hound
he/she/it would hound
we would hound
you would hound
they would hound
Past Conditional
I would have hounded
you would have hounded
he/she/it would have hounded
we would have hounded
you would have hounded
they would have hounded

Hound

Part of a wagon. See Hawn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hound - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping earshound - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
hunting dog - a dog used in hunting game
Afghan hound, Afghan - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
basset, basset hound - smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
beagle - a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound
bloodhound, sleuthhound - a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking
bluetick - a very fast American hound; white mottled with bluish grey
boarhound - large hound used in hunting wild boars
coonhound - any of several breeds of hound developed for hunting raccoons
foxhound - medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes
harrier - a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
Plott hound - a brindle-coated American hound used in hunting bears and wild boars
redbone - a speedy red or red-and-tan American hound
wolfhound - the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
greyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
Ibizan hound, Ibizan Podenco - breed of slender agile medium-sized hound found chiefly in the Balearic Islands; said to have been bred originally by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt
elkhound, Norwegian elkhound - breed of compact medium-sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elk
otter hound, otterhound - hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred for hunting otters
gazelle hound, Saluki - old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia
deerhound, Scottish deerhound - very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland
staghound - a large heavy hound formerly used in hunting stags and other large game; similar to but larger than a foxhound
Weimaraner - large breed of hound having a smooth greyish coat; originated in Germany
pack - a group of hunting animals
2.hound - someone who is morally reprehensiblehound - someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
perisher - bounder
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Verb1.hound - pursue or chase relentlesslyhound - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
dog, give chase, go after, chase, tail, chase after, trail, track, tag - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
ferret - hound or harry relentlessly

hound

noun
1. dog, pooch (informal), mutt (informal), cur
verb
1. harass, harry, bother, provoke, annoy, torment, hassle (informal), prod, badger, persecute, pester, goad, keep after hounded by the press
2. force, drive, pressure, push, chase, railroad (informal), propel, impel, pressurize hounded out of office
Related words
collective nouns pack, mute, cry

hound

verb
1. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides:
2. To torment with persistent insult or ridicule:
Informal: needle, ride.
Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull.
Translations
كَلْب صَيْديُلاحِق، يُضايِق
измъчвамтормозяхрътка
chrtlovecký pespronásledovat
hundjagejagthund
hundo
hunt
ajokoira
vadászkutyaüldöz
hundeltahundurveiîihundur
dzīties pakaļmedību sunsvajāt
lovecký pes
hund
av köpeğiilerlemekpeşinden ayrılmamakpeşini bırakmamaktazı

hound

[haʊnd]
A. Nperro m de caza
the houndsla jauría
B. VT (fig) → perseguir, acosar
they hounded him for the moneyle persiguieron or acosaron para conseguir el dinero
I will not be hounded into a decisionno permitiré que me presionen para tomar una decisión
hound down VT + ADVperseguir sin descanso
hound on VT + ADV to hound sb on (to do sth)incitar a algn (a hacer algo)
hound out VT + ADVsacar a la fuerza

hound

[ˈhaʊnd]
vt (= pursue) → poursuivre avec acharnement
to be hounded by the press [celebrity, politician] → être harcelé(e) par la presse
n
(= dog) → chien m
(= dog used in fox hunting) → chien m courant, chien m de meute
the hounds → la meute

hound

n
(Hunt) → (Jagd)hund m; the hounds lost the scentdie Meute verlor die Spur; to ride to hounds (person) → mit der Meute jagen
(any dog) → Hund m, → Tier nt
vthetzen, jagen; to be houndedgehetzt sein; to be hounded by the pressvon der Presse verfolgt werden

hound

[haʊnd]
1. nsegugio
the hounds → la muta
to follow the hounds, to ride to hounds → fare la caccia alla volpe
2. vt (fig) → perseguitare
hound down vt + advriuscire a stanare
hound out vt + adv to hound out ofcacciare da

hound

(haund) noun
a hunting-dog. The fox threw the hounds off the scent and escaped.
verb
to pursue or hunt (someone). The film star was constantly hounded by newspaper reporters.