from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of tall slender dog, having a smooth coat, a narrow head, and long legs and capable of running swiftly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.
- n. A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.
- v. To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A swift steamer, esp. an ocean steamer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tall, very slender, fleet dog, kept for the chase, remarkable for the symmetrical strength and beauty of its form, its keen sight, and its great fleetness.
- n. Figuratively, a fast-sailing ship, especially an ocean passenger-steamship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
Middle English grehound, from Old English grīghund : grīg, gray + hund, hound; see hound.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English grīġhund, from an unclear first element (not related to grey) + hund ("hound"). (Wiktionary)