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Meaning of GREYHOUND

Pronunciation:  'grey'hawnd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
 

GREYHOUND is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: hound, hound dog, Italian greyhound, racer, whippet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Grey"hound`\, n. [OE. graihund, greihound, greahund,
    grihond, Icel. greyhundr; grey greyhound + hundr dog; cf. AS.
    gr[imac]ghund. The origin of the first syllable is unknown.]
    A slender, graceful breed of dogs, remarkable for keen sight
    and swiftness. It is one of the oldest varieties known, and
    is figured on the Egyptian monuments. [Written also
    {grayhound}.]
    
    
  2. \Grey"hound`\, n.
    A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a greyhound in your dream, symbolizes fortune, pleasant surprises, and friendships.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Prov. 30:31), the rendering of the Hebrew _zarzir mothnayim_, meaning literally "girded as to the lions." Some (Gesen.; R.V. marg.) render it "war-horse." The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it "cock." It has been by some interpreters rendered also "stag" and "warrior," as being girded about or panoplied, and "wrestler." The greyhound, however, was evidently known in ancient times, as appears from Egyptian monuments.

 
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