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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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