Meaning of HARE in English


I. ˈher noun

( plural hare or hares )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hara; akin to Old High German haso hare, Sanskrit śaśa, Old English hasu gray

Date: before 12th century

: any of various swift long-eared lagomorph mammals (family Leporidae and especially genus Lepus ) that are usually solitary or sometimes live in pairs and have the young open-eyed and furred at birth — compare rabbit 1a

II. intransitive verb

( hared ; har·ing )

Date: 1719

: to go swiftly : tear III

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.