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Meaning of HARE

Pronunciation:  hehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
  2. [n]  flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
  3. [v]  run quickly; "He hared down the hill"

HARE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: rabbit
 See Also: Arctic hare, cottontail, cottontail rabbit, European hare, European rabbit, game, genus Lepus, hare, hare, jackrabbit, leporid, leporid mammal, Lepus, Lepus americanus, Lepus arcticus, Lepus europaeus, leveret, Old World rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, polar hare, rabbit, run, snowshoe hare, snowshoe rabbit, varying hare, wood rabbit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hare\, v. t. [Cf. {Harry}, {Harass}.]
    To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry. [Obs.] --Locke.
  2. \Hare\, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso,
    Dan. [ae] Sw. hare, Icel. h?ri, Skr. ?a?a. ?.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genus {Lepus}, having long hind
       legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid
       animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its
    Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European
          hare is {Lepustimidus}. The northern or varying hare of
          America ({L. Americanus}), and the prairie hare ({L.
          campestris}), turn white in winter. In America, the
          various species of hares are commonly called {rabbits}.
    2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and
       under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
    {Hare and hounds}, a game played by men and boys, two, called
       hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of
       paper to indicate their course, being chased by the
       others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit.
    {Hare kangaroo} (Zo["o]l.)., a small Australian kangaroo
       ({Lagorchestes Leporoides}), resembling the hare in size
       and color,
    {Hare's lettuce} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Sonchus}, or
       sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it
       when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior.
    {Jumping hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Jumping}.
    {Little chief hare}, or {Crying hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chief
    {Sea hare}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Aplysia}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hare in your dream means a transformation. It may also represent some personal attributes such as rashness and shallow cleverness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. 'arnebeth) was prohibited as food according to the Mosaic law (Lev. 11:6; Deut. 14:7), "because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof." The habit of this animal is to grind its teeth and move its jaw as if it actually chewed the cud. But, like the cony (q.v.), it is not a ruminant with four stomachs, but a rodent like the squirrel, rat, etc. Moses speaks of it according to appearance. It is interdicted because, though apparently chewing the cud, it did not divide the hoof.

There are two species in Syria, (1) the Lepus Syriacus or Syrian hare, which is like the English hare; and (2) the Lepus Sinaiticus, or hare of the desert. No rabbits are found in Syria.

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