Hound definitions

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A contemptible person.
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A devotee, fan, or collector.

An autograph hound.

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Any of several breeds of hunting dog that find game either by scenting and tracking, as the beagle, bloodhound, and foxhound, or by sighting followed by swift pursuit, as the borzoi, deerhound, and greyhound.
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Any dog, especially a member of one of the hunting breeds, with drooping ears, a deep-throated bark, and a keen sense of smell.
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To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag.

To hound a debtor.

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To urge on; incite as to pursuit.
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A contemptible person; a scoundrel.
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To pursue relentlessly and tenaciously.

The suspect was hounded by the police for weeks.

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The definition of a hound is a dog of a hunting dog breed, particularly ones with droopy ears, a strong sense of smell and a deep bark, or is someone who is very interested in a specific topic.

An example of a hound is a bloodhound.

An example of a hound is a person who loves news; a news hound.

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Hound is defined as to hunt, chase or urge on.

An example of hound is for a mother to constantly tell her son to do his homework.

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A dog, particularly a breed with a good sense of smell developed for hunting other animals. (hunt hound, hunting hound, hunting dog, hunter)
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(by extension) A male who constantly seeks the company of receptive females.
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(by extension) Someone who seeks something.
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A despicable person.
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A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.
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A dog.
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One who eagerly pursues something.

A gossip hound.

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A devotee or an enthusiast.

A coffee hound.

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To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism.

Her parents hounded her until she agreed to look for a better job.

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To pressure or force from a place or situation.

Accusations that hounded him out of office.

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Either of two projections at the masthead of a sailing vessel for supporting the trestletrees and the upper parts of the lower rigging.
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A horizontal bar in the running gear of a wagon, cart, etc., for strengthening the connection of various parts.
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(nautical, in the plural) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.
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A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.
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In more recent times, hound has been replaced by dog but the sense remains the same.
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To persistently harass.

He hounded me for weeks, but I was simply unable to pay back his loan.

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Origin of hound

From Middle English honde, from Old English hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz (confer West Frisian hûn, Dutch hond, German Hund, Danish hund, Swedish hund), from pre-Germanic *ḱu̯n̥-tós, *ḱwn̥tós (confer Latvian sùnt-ene (“big dog”)), englargement of Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (“dog”) (cf. Welsh cwn (“dogs”), Tocharian AB ku, Lithuanian šuõ), Armenian շուն (šun).