hare meaning

EN[hɛɚ] [heɹ] [heə]
  • Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares are classified into the same family as rabbits and are of similar size, form, and diet as rabbits.
  • Four species with "hare" in their common names are not considered true hares: the hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus), and three species known as red rock hares (Pronolagus spp.). Meanwhile, jackrabbits are hares rather than rabbits.
  • A hare less than one year old is called a leveret. The collective noun for a group of hares is a "drove".

    Definition of hare in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhares
    1. 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.
      1. The player in a paperchase, or hare and hounds game, who leaves a trail of paper to be followed.
      2. VerbSGharesPRharingPT, PPhared
        1. VI To move swiftly.
          1. But Wales somehow snaffled possession for fly-half Jones to send half-back partner Mike Phillips haring away with Stoddart in support.
        2. OBS To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Julianna needs to be careful if she keeps holding with the hare and running with the hounds; she might wind up making enemies of both labor and management.
            • Well, if you ask me, Pastor Hawkins is trying to hold with the hare and run with the hounds by opposing casino gambling when his church operates a bingo game every Thursday night.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The hunter unslung his rifle and took a bead on the hare.
            • The thaumatolatry by which our theology has been debased for more than a century. — Hare.
            • They fancy that every thought must needs have an immediate outward suggestment. — Hare.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
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            1. en harem
            2. en hare-brained
            3. en harelip
            4. en hares
            5. en hared
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of hare for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "hare" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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