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Danish Hound

Definition:

a very large powerful smooth-coated breed of dog

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Danish Hounds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

Great Dane | Great Danes [plural] | Boarhound [synonym] | Danish Hound [synonym] | Deutsche Dogge [synonym] | German Mastiff [synonym]

A mastiff known for its great size, bred in Germany to hunt boar and large game. (16 of 17 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Great Dane

Wikipedia:

Great Dane | Grand Danois | Chien danois | Gran Danés | Cão dinamarquês | Tanskandoggi | Dänischer Hund | Deutsche Dogge | Den danske Hund

a breed of domestic dog known for its giant size. The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds; the current world record holder, measuring 112 cm from paw to shoulder, is "Zeus". Great Danes were originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar... (46 of 2895 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Great Dane

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Great Dane [breed of dog]

breed of working dog developed at least 400 years ago in Germany, where it was used for boar hunting. The Great Dane is typically a swift, alert dog ... (28 of 165 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/243105​/Great-Dane

Collins Dictionary:

Great Dane

one of a very large powerful yet graceful breed of dog with a short smooth coat (16 of 405 words, 6 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/great-dane

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Great Dane

breed of very large, powerful working dog developed in Europe more than 400 years ago. It may stand as high as 36 in. (91.4 cm) at the shoulder and ... (29 of 132 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821656​.html

Merriam-Webster:

Great Dane

any of a breed of tall massive powerful smooth-coated dogs (10 of 37 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/great dane

Oxford Dictionary:

Great Dane

a dog of a very large, powerful, short-haired breed (9 of 35 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Great-Dane

American Heritage Dictionary:

Great Dane

Any of various large powerful dogs of a breed developed in Germany, having a muscular body, a short smooth coat, and a narrow head. (24 of 27 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/great-dane

Random House Dictionary:

Great Dane

one of a breed of large, powerful, shorthaired dogs ranging in color from fawn to brindle, blue, black, or white with black spots. (23 of 25 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/great-dane

New World Dictionary:

Great Dane

any of a breed of very large, muscular dog with pointed, erect ears, a square muzzle, and a short, thick, smooth coat (22 of 24 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/great-dane

Encarta Dictionary:

Great Dane | Great Danes [plural]

a very large dog with long legs, a square head, a deep muzzle, and short hair, belonging to a breed originating in Germany (23 of 42 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861691194​/definition​.html  [offline]

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