Great Dane

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Great Dane

n.
A dog of a breed developed in northern Europe to hunt boars, having a tall muscular body, a narrow head, and a short smooth coat.

Great Dane

n
(Breeds) one of a very large powerful yet graceful breed of dog with a short smooth coat

Great′ Dane′


n.
one of a breed of very large, powerful shorthaired dogs with a long, square muzzle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Great Dane - very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dogGreat Dane - very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Translations
granddanois
dänische DoggeDeutsche Dogge
alano alemándogo alemándogo danésgran danés
dogue allemand
דני ענק
グレート・デーン
vokiečių dogas
dinamarquêsdogue alemãogigante dinamarquês
大丹狗
References in classic literature ?
"Remember Captain Roberts and his great Danes. They weren't pure- breds, though.
As they came nearer a dozen dogs ran barking toward them-- gaunt wolf hounds, a huge great Dane, a nimble-footed collie and a number of yapping, quarrelsome fox terriers.
Potter is the great Dane. He is privileged, all over the post, like Shekels, the Seventh Cavalry's dog, and visits everybody's quarters and picks up everything that is going, in the way of news.
Two instances of the word "dog" are much more alike than (say) a pug and a great dane; hence the word "dog" makes it much easier to think about dogs in general.
"We had the pleasure of sharing our lives with the greatest of great Danes."
Alongside them was a series of Great Danes playing Rinka, the dog that got shot instead of Scott in a bungled murder plot.
The Blue Devils are scheduled to play the Albany Great Danes in the first of 16 games on Friday.
Alan, 37, and 36-year-old Lyndsey already had two Great Danes at home in Irvine when they spotted the SSPCA were trying to rehome a dog that had recently been given up.
Some 15 Great Danes and their owners took to the sand at the weekend for a get-together walk.
FAWNS | DEER | GREAT DANES | PARENTAL BEHAVIOUR IN ANIMALS
But, alas, the story has been written, and Great Danes do not live forever.
schmeichel has been played by four different Great Danes during his eight years on the ItV1 soap, as the animals used have either died or became too old to cope with the demands of filming the five-episodes-a-week show.