One who frequents a place; a denizen or regular
*:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués , who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
A dog, particularly a breed with a good sense of smell developed for hunting other animals. (hunt hound, hunting hound, hunting dog, hunter)
(by extension) Someone who seeks something.
* 1996 , Marc Parent, Turning Stones , , ISBN 0151002045, page 93,
* 2004 , , ISBN 0743486196, page 483,
- On the way out of the building I was asked for my autograph. If I'd known who the signature hound thought I was, I would've signed appropriately.
(by extension) A male who constantly seeks the company of receptive females.
* 1915 , , volume 122, number 787, December 1915, republished in ''Harper's Monthly Magazine , volume 122, December 1915 to May 1916, page 108,
- I still do not know if he's taken on this case because he's a glory hound , because he wants the PR, or if he simply wanted to help Anna.
- "Are you alone, Goodson?
- "She had a good many successors, John."
A despicable person.
- "You are such a hound , in that respect, Goodson," said Claywell, "and you have always been such a hound, that it astounds me to find you—unaccompanied."
* Elizabeth Walter, Come and Get Me
- Boy! false hound !
(nautical, in the plural) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.
A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.
- 'You blackmailing hound ,' the parrot said distinctly, in what Hodges recognized as General Derby's voice. Anstruther turned pale.
In more recent times, hound' has been replaced by ' dog
but the sense remains the same.
* Afghan hound
* autograph hound
* clean as a hound's tooth
* greyhound, grayhound
* hold with the hare and run with the hounds
* hound dog
* publicity hound
* rock hound
* boar hound
* hell hound
* war hound
* hounds of war
To persistently harass.
- He hounded me for weeks, but I was simply unable to pay back his loan.