Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dog of a breed developed in northern Europe to hunt boars, having a tall muscular body, a narrow head, and a short smooth coat.

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  • noun A mastiff known for its great size, bred in Germany to hunt boar and large game.

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  • noun very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog

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Examples

  • Just then a big dog, the kind called a Great Dane, came stalking into the hall where the Bunker family was gathered.

    Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's

  • The Great Dane is a 3 year project, building the engine from, it seems, two singles.

    The Kneeslider

  • The Great Dane is a 3 year project, building the engine from, it seems, two singles.

    The Kneeslider

  • What had been known as the Great Dane is now the this story on the $15.8 million pot of gold available for bike and pedestrian trails spurred renewed calls for a bike path atop the Hoan Bridge.

    JSOnline.com

  • We sit in the Michoacana shop and watch the Centro chaka teens playing the arcade games and the large Great Dane, the mascot of the block, lounge on her favorite corner.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • •The five breeds with the highest relative proportion of death from gastrointestinal causes including parvovirus and gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome — known as bloat were Great Dane, Gordon setter, Akita, Shar-pei and Weimeraner.

    Diseases that kill dogs tend to affect specific breeds

  • We sit in the Michoacana shop and watch the Centro chaka teens playing the arcade games and the large Great Dane, the mascot of the block, lounge on her favorite corner.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Chesney cradled the Great Dane as he lay glassy-eyed on his crimson deathbed, dressed to distress in a blue BowWow Biopsy™ belt and matching legwarmer.

    World of Lather

  • We sit in the Michoacana shop and watch the Centro chaka teens playing the arcade games and the large Great Dane, the mascot of the block, lounge on her favorite corner.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Martha and I avoid eye-contact with most women and their adorable dogs; Standard Poodle and Rottweiler, Standard Poodle and Great Dane... doodle dogs with handmade collars.

    Union

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