Pronunciation: (hound),[key] —n. 1. one of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game either by sight or by scent, esp. one with a long face and large drooping ears.
2. Informal.any dog.
3. a mean, despicable person.
4. Informal.an addict or devotee: an autograph hound. 5. one of the pursuers in the game of hare and hounds.
6. follow the hounds,Fox Hunting.to participate in a hunt, esp. as a member of the field.
7. ride to hounds,Fox Hunting.to participate in a hunt, whether as a member of the field or of the hunt staff.
—v.t. 1. to hunt or track with hounds, or as a hound does; pursue.
2. to pursue or harass without respite: Her little brother wouldn't stop hounding her. 3. to incite (a hound) to pursuit or attack; urge on.
4. Informal.to incite or urge (a person) to do something (usually fol. by on).
Pronunciation: (hound),[key] —n. 1. Naut.either of a pair of fore-and-aft members at the lower end of the head of a mast, for supporting the trestletrees, that support an upper mast at its heel. Cf. cheek (def. 12).
2. a horizontal bar or brace, usually one of a pair, for strengthening the running gear of a horse-drawn wagon or the like.