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Definition of the noun afghan hound

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  1. tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Afghan hound: Afghan
    • more generic terms: hound / hound dog = any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

Alternative definition of the noun afghan hound


  1. A sighthound bred in Afghanistan to hunt hare and gazelle.


Afghan Hound is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Muppets.


Afghan hound is a mascot.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Afghanistan (2012)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

AFGHAN HOUND. The Afghan hound is a hunting dog, called tazi (swift, running) in Afghanistan, that is greatly ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2001)

by Edward Boden

Afghan Hound concerned with activities, such as movement, secretion, vascular changes, etc. Afghan. Hound. A tall breed of dog with silky coat. Inherited cataract caused by a recessive gene has been reported in the ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

southbound, spellbound, stone-ground, stormbound, strikebound, surround, unbound, unfound, unsound, well-found, westbound, wolfhound, year-round; aboveground, Afghan hound, all-around, basset hound, battleground, belowground, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2009)

Second Edition by Marc Bekoff

This breed is often described as relatively high maintenance and difficult to train; the Afghan hound breed standard describes them as having an aloof temperament. In other words, they are not the most personable of breeds. Afghan hounds ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Russell Aegean Ethicist Aristotle Aerospace Valley California's Antelope Valley Aesthetic Post-Impressionist Vasili Kandinski Affable Archangel Raphael afghan afghan blanket; afghan hound (noted for its long silklike coat and narrow head) ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus (2003)

by George Marshall

unpleasant, obnoxious, Dogs Afghan hound Airedale Bassett hound Beagle Bloodhound Borzoi Boxer Bulldog Chihuahua unwelcome, offensive *agreeable disappear v. vanish, dissolve, fade, melt, depart,.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Hunt—chase, pursue Hunt for food or provisions—forage Hunted animal— quarry Hunter—shikari, deerstalker Hunter of dangerous animals or criminals for a reward—bounty hunter Hunting cry—tallyho Hunting dog—Afghan hound ...

Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2016)

by Sue Guthrie, Denis Richard Lane, Sian Griffith

Dog breeds and coat colours Breed Coat colour/markings Afghan hound Airedale terrier Alaskan malamute Anatolian shepherd dog Basenji Bassett hound Beagle Bearded collie Bedlington terrier Bernese mountain dog Bichon Frisé ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

Smooth fox terrier UK Staffordshire bull terrier UK West Highland white terrier UK Yorkshire terrier UK Hounds Afghan hound Afghanistan American foxhound USA Basenji Zaire Basset hound UK Beagle UK Blackandtan coonhound USA.

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

terrier, Icelanddog,Maltesedog, otter hound, Pomeranian, raccoondog, blueheeler,fox Rottweiler,sausagedog,spotted dog,St Bernard's 11 Afghan hound ,bassethound, bichon frise, bullmastiff, bullterrier, carriage dog, Irishsetter, JackRussell, ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

canine, fox, wolf, dog ( affenpinscher, Afghan hound, Airedale [terrier], foxhound, pit bull terrier, water spaniel, cattle dog, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

Afghan hound n. a silky-haired breed of dog used for hunting. aficionado /uh-fi- shuh-nah-doh/ n. (pl. aficionados) a person who knows a great deal about an activity or subject and is very interested in it. – origin Spanish. afield adv. to or at a ...

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