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.
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.
He was alone, with a large Frisian greyhound at his feet, which looked at him with a steady glance, as if the faithful animal were wishing to do what no man could do, -- read the thoughts of his master in his face.
As we see in beasts, that those that are weakest in the course, are yet nimblest in the turn; as it is betwixt the greyhound and the hare.
Again and again to such gamesome talk, the dexterous dart is repeated, the spear returning to its master like a greyhound held in skilful leash.
Tormented by the wish to see his father and his fairy sister with azure hair, he raced like a greyhound.
This point, if it could be cleared up, would be interesting; if, for instance, it could be shown that the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bull-dog, which we all know propagate their kind so truly, were the offspring of any single species, then such facts would have great weight in making us doubt about the immutability of the many very closely allied and natural species--for instance, of the many foxes--inhabiting different quarters of the world.
Miss Fairlie's little Italian greyhound was lying on the rug.
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 lounged back in a careless position, and yawned repeatedly as though heartily weary of the proceedings, stooping from time to time to fondle a shaggy Spanish greyhound which lay stretched at his feet.
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.
The Sentinel groaned aloud: a beautiful Greyhound who appeared to be one of the Ladies in Waiting--fainted away: and all the other Courtiers hastily drew back, and left plenty of room for the huge Newfoundland to spring upon the audacious strangers, and tear them limb from limb.