1. 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;
2. flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food;
[syn: rabbit, hare]
1. run quickly, like a hare;
- Example: "He hared down the hill"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hare \Hare\ (h[^a]r), v. t. [Cf. Harry, Harass.] To excite; to tease, harass, or worry; to harry. [Obs.] --Locke. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hare \Hare\, n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. & Sw. hare, Icel. h[=e]ri, Skr. [,c]a[,c]a. [root]226.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The species of hares are numerous. The common European hare is Lepus timidus. The northern or varying hare of America (Lepus Americanus), and the prairie hare (Lepus campestris), turn white in winter. In America, the various species of hares are commonly called rabbits. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus. [1913 Webster] Hare and hounds, a game played by men and boys, two, called hares, having a few minutes' start, and scattering bits of paper to indicate their course, being chased by the others, called the hounds, through a wide circuit. Hare kangaroo (Zool.), a small Australian kangaroo (Lagorchestes Leporoides), resembling the hare in size and color, Hare's lettuce (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sonchus, or sow thistle; -- so called because hares are said to eat it when fainting with heat. --Dr. Prior. Jumping hare. (Zool.) See under Jumping. Little chief hare, or Crying hare. (Zool.) See Chief hare. Sea hare. (Zool.) See Aplysia. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
hare n 1: 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 2: flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food [syn: rabbit, hare] v 1: run quickly, like a hare; "He hared down the hill"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
292 Moby Thesaurus words for "hare": Angora goat, Arctic fox, Belgian hare, Caffre cat, Indian buffalo, Kodiak bear, Virginia deer, aardvark, aardwolf, alpaca, anteater, antelope, antelope chipmunk, aoudad, apar, armadillo, arrow, ass, aurochs, badger, bandicoot, bassarisk, bat, bear, beaver, bettong, binturong, bison, black bear, black buck, black cat, black fox, black sheep, blue darter, blue fox, blue streak, bobcat, brown bear, brush deer, brush wolf, buck, buffalo, buffalo wolf, bunny, burro, burro deer, cachalot, camel, camelopard, cannonball, capybara, carabao, caribou, carpincho, cat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cattalo, cavy, chamois, cheetah, chevrotain, chinchilla, chipmunk, cinnamon bear, coon, coon cat, cotton mouse, cotton rat, cottontail, cougar, courser, cow, coyote, coypu, dart, deer, deer tiger, dingo, doe, dog, donkey, dormouse, dromedary, eagle, echidna, eland, electricity, elephant, elk, ermine, express train, eyra, fallow deer, ferret, field mouse, fisher, fitch, flash, flying phalanger, foumart, fox, fox squirrel, gazelle, gemsbok, genet, giraffe, glutton, gnu, gnu goat, goat, goat antelope, gopher, greased lightning, greyhound, grizzly bear, ground squirrel, groundhog, guanaco, guinea pig, hamster, harnessed antelope, hartebeest, hedgehog, hippopotamus, hog, horse, hyena, hyrax, ibex, jackal, jackass, jackrabbit, jaguar, jaguarundi, jerboa, jerboa kangaroo, jet plane, kaama, kangaroo, kangaroo mouse, kangaroo rat, karakul, kinkajou, kit fox, koala, lapin, lemming, leopard, leopard cat, leporide, leveret, light, lightning, lion, llama, lynx, mammoth, mara, marmot, marten, mastodon, meerkat, mercury, mink, mole, mongoose, moose, mouflon, mountain goat, mountain lion, mountain sheep, mouse, mule, mule deer, muntjac, musk deer, musk hog, musk-ox, muskrat, musquash, nilgai, nutria, ocelot, okapi, onager, oont, opossum, otter, ounce, ox, pack rat, painter, panda, pangolin, panther, peccary, peludo, phalanger, pig, pine mouse, platypus, pocket gopher, pocket mouse, pocket rat, polar bear, polar fox, polecat, porcupine, possum, pouched rat, poyou, prairie dog, prairie wolf, pronghorn, puma, quicksilver, rabbit, raccoon, rat, red deer, red squirrel, reindeer, rhinoceros, rocket, roe, roe deer, roebuck, sable, scared rabbit, serval, sheep, shot, shrew, shrew mole, sika, silver fox, skunk, sloth, snowshoe rabbit, springbok, squirrel, stoat, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake, suslik, swallow, swamp rabbit, swine, takin, tamandua, tamarin, tapir, tarpan, tatou, tatou peba, tatouay, thought, thunderbolt, tiger, tiger cat, timber wolf, torrent, tree shrew, urus, vole, wallaby, warthog, water buffalo, waterbuck, weasel, wharf rat, whistler, white fox, wild ass, wild boar, wild goat, wild ox, wildcat, wildebeest, wind, wolf, wolverine, wombat, wood rat, woodchuck, woolly mammoth, yak, zebra, zebu, zorilEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Hare (Heb. 'arnebeth) was prohibited as food according to the Mosaic law (Lev. 11:6; Deut. 14:7), "because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof." The habit of this animal is to grind its teeth and move its jaw as if it actually chewed the cud. But, like the cony (q.v.), it is not a ruminant with four stomachs, but a rodent like the squirrel, rat, etc. Moses speaks of it according to appearance. It is interdicted because, though apparently chewing the cud, it did not divide the hoof. There are two species in Syria, (1) the Lepus Syriacus or Syrian hare, which is like the English hare; and (2) the Lepus Sinaiticus, or hare of the desert. No rabbits are found in Syria.