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Meaning of GREYHOUND

Pronunciation:  'grey'hawnd

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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
  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

(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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