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English noun: hound

1. hound (animal) any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears


Synonymshound dog


Broader (hypernym)hunting dog


Narrower (hyponym)Afghan, Afghan hound, basset, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, bluetick, boarhound, coonhound, deerhound, elkhound, foxhound, gazelle hound, greyhound, harrier, Ibizan hound, Ibizan Podenco, Norwegian elkhound, otter hound, otterhound, Plott hound, redbone, Saluki, Scottish deerhound, sleuthhound, staghound, Weimaraner, wolfhound


Member meronympack

2. hound (person) someone who is morally reprehensible


SamplesYou dirty dog.


Synonymsblackguard, bounder, cad, dog, heel


Broader (hypernym)scoundrel, villain


Narrower (hyponym)perisher


English verb: hound

1. hound (motion) pursue or chase relentlessly


SamplesThe hunters traced the deer into the woods.
The detectives hounded the suspect until they found him.


Synonymshunt, trace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail


Narrower (hyponym)ferret









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