from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mammals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to rabbits but having longer ears and legs and giving birth to active, furred young.
- intransitive v. To move hurriedly, as if hunting a swift quarry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, similar to a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears.
- v. To move swiftly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.
- n. A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
- transitive v. To excite; to tease, harass, or worry; to harry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To harass; worry; frighten.
- See he, I., D .
- n. A rodent quadruped of the family Leporidæ and genus Lepus.
- n. [capitalized] In astronomy, one of the forty-eight ancient constellations of Ptolemy, situated in the southern hemisphere.
- n. Everybody; people generally.
- n. So many new species and subspecies of hares have been described of late years that common names have not kept pace with scientific names.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
- n. swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
- v. run quickly, like a hare
All those pictures are beautiful, but he picture of the beagles and the hare is my favorite.
And now I'm reading John Green's marvelous An Abundance of Katherines, and am pleased to have found another child for whom fables were not all that: "if only he'd known that the story of the tortoise and the hare is about more than a tortoise and a hare, he might have saved himself considerable trouble."
OF all the animals in the forest the hare is the wisest, and the animals all know this.
The tortoise and the hare is like you sitting watching a guy getting his butt kicked and hoping he's going to land a punch and win.
The little hare is in her hands and she will take all the necessary care and advice.
There does appear to be widespread acceptance of its specific status, however, even though there is some indication that the species hybridizes with the Mountain hare L. timidus (Melo-Ferreira et al. 2005).
* The correct species name for the Brown hare is controversial and the reality/monophyly of the Blue hare has recently been contested.
Invasion from the cold past: extensive introgression of mountain hare (Lepus timidus) mitochondrial DNA into three other hare species in northern Iberia.
Then he called the hare and said, “Go, my dear runner, and fetch me some of the bread which the King is eating.”
And maybe, just maybe, the tale of the tortoise and the hare is true.