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hare

rodent-like mammal having long ears; a rabbit: The race was like the tortoise and the hare.
Not to be confused with:
hair – filament that grows from the skin: Her hair was long and shiny.
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hare

 (hâr)
n.
Any of various mammals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to rabbits but having longer ears and legs and giving birth to active, furred young.
intr.v. hared, har·ing, hares
To move hurriedly, as if hunting a swift quarry.

[Middle English, from Old English hara; see kas- in Indo-European roots.]
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hare

(hɛə)
n, pl hares or hare
1. (Animals) any solitary leporid mammal of the genus Lepus, such as L. europaeus (European hare). Hares are larger than rabbits, having longer ears and legs, and live in shallow nests (forms).
2. make a hare of someone informal Irish to defeat someone completely
3. run with the hare and hunt with the hounds to be on good terms with both sides
vb
(intr; often foll by off, after, etc) informal Brit to go or run fast or wildly
[Old English hara; related to Old Norse heri, Old High German haso, Swedish hare, Sanskrit śaśá]
ˈhareˌlike adj

Hare

(hɛə)
n
1. (Biography) Sir David. born 1947, British dramatist and theatre director: his plays include Plenty (1978), Pravda (with Howard Brenton, 1985), The Secret Rapture (1989), Racing Demon (1990), The Permanent Way (2003), and Stuff Happens (2004)
2. (Biography) William. 19th century, Irish murderer and bodysnatcher: associate of William Burke

Hare

(hɛə)
n
(Peoples) a member of a Dene Native Canadian people of northern Canada
[of Athapascan origin]
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hare

(hɛər)

n., pl. hares, (esp. collectively) hare.
any of several long-eared, hopping lagomorphs of the family Leporidae, esp. of the genus Lepus, closely related to the rabbits but usu. larger and characteristically bearing well-developed young.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hara; akin to Middle Dutch haese, Old High German haso, Old Norse heri hare]
hare′like`, adj.
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hare

(hâr)
Any of various mammals similar to rabbits but having longer ears and legs and giving birth to active, furred young. Most hares are burrowing animals but do not make extensive warrens the way rabbits do.
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hare

, rabbit, jackrabbit - Hares live in the open and bear young that have fur at birth, while rabbits live in burrows and bear young that are naked at birth; jackrabbits are hares, not rabbits.
See also related terms for naked.
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hare


Past participle: hared
Gerund: haring

Imperative
hare
hare
Present
I hare
you hare
he/she/it hares
we hare
you hare
they hare
Preterite
I hared
you hared
he/she/it hared
we hared
you hared
they hared
Present Continuous
I am haring
you are haring
he/she/it is haring
we are haring
you are haring
they are haring
Present Perfect
I have hared
you have hared
he/she/it has hared
we have hared
you have hared
they have hared
Past Continuous
I was haring
you were haring
he/she/it was haring
we were haring
you were haring
they were haring
Past Perfect
I had hared
you had hared
he/she/it had hared
we had hared
you had hared
they had hared
Future
I will hare
you will hare
he/she/it will hare
we will hare
you will hare
they will hare
Future Perfect
I will have hared
you will have hared
he/she/it will have hared
we will have hared
you will have hared
they will have hared
Future Continuous
I will be haring
you will be haring
he/she/it will be haring
we will be haring
you will be haring
they will be haring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haring
you have been haring
he/she/it has been haring
we have been haring
you have been haring
they have been haring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haring
you will have been haring
he/she/it will have been haring
we will have been haring
you will have been haring
they will have been haring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haring
you had been haring
he/she/it had been haring
we had been haring
you had been haring
they had been haring
Conditional
I would hare
you would hare
he/she/it would hare
we would hare
you would hare
they would hare
Past Conditional
I would have hared
you would have hared
he/she/it would have hared
we would have hared
you would have hared
they would have hared
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legshare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
genus Lepus, Lepus - type genus of the Leporidae: hares
leveret - a young hare especially one in its first year
European hare, Lepus europaeus - large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter
jackrabbit - large hare of western North America
Arctic hare, Lepus arcticus, polar hare - a large hare of northern North America; it is almost completely white in winter
Lepus americanus, snowshoe hare, snowshoe rabbit, varying hare - large large-footed North American hare; white in winter
hare, rabbit - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
2.hare - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
European rabbit, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus - common greyish-brown burrowing animal native to southern Europe and northern Africa but introduced elsewhere; widely domesticated and developed in various colors and for various needs; young are born naked and helpless
cottontail, cottontail rabbit, wood rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
game - the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
Verb1.hare - run quickly, like a hare; "He hared down the hill"
run - move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"
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hare

noun
Related words
adjective leporine
male buck
female doe
young leveret
habitation down, husk
see rabbits and hares
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Translations
заек
zajíczaječice
hare
leporo
jänis
खरहाखारगोश
zec
nyúlmezei nyúl
héri
野ウサギ
산토끼
lepus
zaķis
zajac
zajeczajklja
hare
กระต่ายป่า
thỏ rừng

hare

[hɛəʳ]
A. N (hares or hare (pl)) → liebre f
first catch your hareno hay que empezar por el tejado
B. VIir a todo correr, ir a toda pastilla
to hare away or offirse a todo correr or a toda pastilla, salir disparado
to hare in/out/through (Brit) → entrar/salir/pasar a todo correr or a toda pastilla
he went haring pastpasó como un rayo
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hare

[ˈhɛər]
nlièvre m
hare off
vipartir en trombehare-brained [ˈhɛərbreɪnd] adj [scheme] → farfelu(e); [person] → farfelu(e)
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hare

n(Feld)hase m; hare and hounds (= game)Schnitzeljagd f; to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds (prov) → es mit niemandem verderben wollen; to start a hare (fig)vom Thema ablenken ? mad
vi (Brit inf) → sausen, flitzen (inf); to hare offlossausen or -flitzen (inf)

hare

:
harebell
nGlockenblume f
harebrained
adj person, planverrückt, behämmert (inf)
harelip
nHasenscharte f
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hare

[hɛəʳ] nlepre f
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hare

(heə) noun
an animal with long ears, like a rabbit but slightly larger.
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hare

أَرْنَبٌ بَرِّيَّة zajíc hare Hase λαγός liebre jänis lièvre zec lepre 野ウサギ 산토끼 haas hare zając lebre заяц hare กระต่ายป่า yabani tavşan thỏ rừng 野兔
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References in classic literature ?
To expiate his huntsman's offense, Ilagin pressed the Rostovs to come to an upland of his about a mile away which he usually kept for himself and which, he said, swarmed with hares. Nicholas agreed, and the hunt, now doubled, moved on.
"Yes, she's fast enough," replied Nicholas, and thought: "If only a full-grown hare would cross the field now I'd show you what sort of borzoi she is," and turning to his groom, he said he would give a ruble to anyone who found a hare.
I don't know what hare; likely enough it may be one of our own hares out of the woods; any hare they can find will do for the dogs and men to run after;" and before long the dogs began their "yo!
"They have found a hare," said my mother, "and if they come this way we shall see the hunt."
He varied likewise in the manner of the fact: and by the hasty addition of the single letter S he considerably altered the story; for he said that George had wired hares. These alterations might probably have been set right, had not Master Blifil unluckily insisted on a promise of secrecy from Mr Allworthy before he revealed the matter to him; but by that means the poor gamekeeper was condemned without having an opportunity to defend himself: for as the fact of killing the hare, and of the action brought, were certainly true, Mr Allworthy had no doubt concerning the rest.
The gamekeeper, about a year after he was dismissed from Mr Allworthy's service, and before Tom's selling the horse, being in want of bread, either to fill his own mouth or those of his family, as he passed through a field belonging to Mr Western espied a hare sitting in her form.
After a few minutes' waiting, two well-known runners, chosen for the hares, buckled on the four bags filled with scent, compared their watches with those of young Brooke and Thorne, and started off at a long, slinging trot across the fields in the direction of Barby.
We run into the Cock, and every one who comes in within a quarter of an hour of the hares'll be counted, if he has been round Barby church." Then came a minute's pause or so, and then the watches are pocketed, and the pack is led through the gateway into the field which the hares had first crossed.
A HOUND having started a Hare on the hillside pursued her for some distance, at one time biting her with his teeth as if he would take her life, and at another fawning upon her, as if in play with another dog.
Sancho was about to answer, when his attention was diverted by seeing a hare come flying across the plain pursued by several greyhounds and sportsmen.
`lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad.'
Just as the horsemen were about to ford the river, a hare, startled by the sound of the horses' hoofs, started up from the grass and ran towards the thicket.