noun \ˈher\

: a fast animal that resembles a rabbit

plural hare or hares

Full Definition of HARE

:  any of various swift long-eared lagomorph mammals (family Leporidae and especially genus Lepus) that are usually solitary or sometimes live in pairs and have the young open-eyed and furred at birth — compare rabbit 1a

Origin of HARE

Middle English, from Old English hara; akin to Old High German haso hare, Sanskrit śaśa, Old English hasu gray
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole



: to run or go very quickly


Full Definition of HARE

intransitive verb
:  to go swiftly :  3tear

Examples of HARE

  1. He came haring round the corner at top speed.
  2. <she's always haring off to attend to some emergency>

First Known Use of HARE

HARE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈher\

Definition of HARE for Kids

:  a gnawing animal that resembles the related rabbit but is usually larger and tends to live by itself
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