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Definition of "hare" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • To move hurriedly, as if hunting a swift quarry. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hare" in a sentence
  • "All those pictures are beautiful, but he picture of the beagles and the hare is my favorite."
  • "And now I'm reading John Green's marvelous An Abundance of Katherines, and am pleased to have found another child for whom fables were not all that: "if only he'd known that the story of the tortoise and the hare is about more than a tortoise and a hare, he might have saved himself considerable trouble.""
  • "OF all the animals in the forest the hare is the wisest, and the animals all know this."