greyhound

noun grey·hound \ ˈgrā-ˌhau̇nd \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of greyhound

: any of a breed of tall slender graceful smooth-coated dogs characterized by swiftness and keen sight and used for coursing game and racing; also : any of several related dogs — compare Italian greyhound

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Origin and Etymology of greyhound

Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund, from grīg- (akin to Old Norse grey bitch) + hund hound


GREYHOUND Defined for English Language Learners

greyhound

Definition of greyhound for English Language Learners

  • : a tall, thin dog that runs very fast and that is often used in races


GREYHOUND Defined for Kids

greyhound

noun grey·hound \ ˈgrā-ˌhau̇nd \

Definition of greyhound for Students

: a tall swift dog with a smooth coat and good eyesight


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