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Definition of "hound" []

  • A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice. (noun)
  • A dog. (noun)
  • A contemptible person; a scoundrel. (noun)
  • One who eagerly pursues something: a gossip hound. (noun)
  • A devotee or an enthusiast: a coffee hound. (noun)

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 "hound" in a sentence
  • "He never “stressed out” about all the thoughts and worries that would excuse the expression hound me."
  • "Among these guys, all it takes to be known as a hound is to actually touched a live girl."
  • "If the hound is your foe, don't sleep in his kennel."