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Hare appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Hercules, a hardy hunter, hunted a hare in the Hampshire Hills. Hit him on the head with a hard, hard hammer and he howled horribly!

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hare:


Hare is sometimes a misspelling of air, hair or here.

The word hare is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hare

What does hare mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hares / hare

  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

Alternative definition of the noun hare


  1. Any of several plant-eating animals of the family Leporidae, especially of the genus Lepus, being usually somewhat larger than a rabbit and with longer ears.

Definition of the verb hare

What does hare mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hared | haring | hares

  1. run quickly, like a hare
    • example: He hared down the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: run = move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Alternative definition of the verb hare


  1. [intransitive] To move swiftly


  1. Hare is a fictional character from the TV series Nu, pogodi!.
  2. Hare is a fictional character in the 2010 animated fantasy adventure film Tales from Earthsea.
  3. Hare a.k.a. Hale is a fictional character from the television series Haré+Guu.
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  4. Hare is a fictional character from the 1999 anime TV series Monster Rancher.
  5. Hare is a fictional character from the 2006 film Bastards.
  6. Hare is a fictional character from the 2011 film Prodigal Son.

There are other characters with in their name, like O'Hare, Jack Hare, John Hare, March Hare, John O'Hare, Bucky O'Hare, Bunny O'Hare, Hare Krishna, Tulip O'Hare, William Hare, Martin O'Hare, Basil Stag Hare and Samantha O'Hare.


"HARE" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Hare a.k.a. Janusz Krężelok: Janusz Adam Krężelok is a Polish cross country skier who has competed since 1994. His best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was a seventh in the individual sprint in 2005 while his best overall finish was fifth in the team sprint event in 2007.
  2. Hare was an English cricketer who was associated with Marylebone Cricket Club and made his first-class debut in 1830.
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer

There are other people with in their name, like Ian Hare, Jon Hare, Ken Hare, Pat Hare, Ray Hare, Tom Hare, Jack Hare, Jeff Hare, John Hare and many others.


  1. Hare: The ancient Egyptian Hare hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed no. E34 is a portrayal of the desert hare of Egypt, within the Gardiner signs for mammals. The ancients used the name of sekhat for the hare.
  2. The Hare Virus is a destructive computer virus which infected MS-DOS and Windows 95 machines in August 1996. It was also known as Hare.7610, Krsna and HD Euthanasia.
  3. Hare a.k.a. stabilin 2 is a gene.
    • also known as hyaluronan receptor for endocytosis; FAS1 EGF-like and X-link domain containing adhesion molecule-2; CD44-like precursor FELL; fasciclin egf-like, laminin-type egf-like, and link domain-containing scavenger receptor-2; hyaluronic acid receptor for endocytosis; hepatic hyaluronan clearance receptor
  4. Hare is a family name.

Phrases with Hare

Phrases starting with the word Hare:

  1. Hare Sedge
  2. Hare's Ear
  3. Hare Barley

Phrases ending with the word Hare:

  1. sea hare
  2. Cape Hare
  3. Broom Hare
  4. Brown Hare
  5. March Hare
  6. marsh hare
  7. mouse hare
  8. polar hare
  9. Scrub Hare
  10. swamp hare
  11. Tolai Hare
  12. arctic hare
  13. Desert Hare
  14. Hainan Hare
  15. Hispid Hare
  16. Indian Hare
  17. Korean Hare

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hare

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Google previewAn Order Outside Time (2005)

A Jungian View of the Higher Self from Egypt to Christ by Robert B. Clarke

Interestingly, the hare is a symbol of the Lower Self, partly as guide, and appears as a symbol of Mercurius in alchemy,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (2000)

by Raven Grimassi

HARE is an animal long associated with Witchcraft and Paganism.

Google previewThe Standard Reference Work (1921)

For the Home, School and Library by Harold Melvin Stanford

The hare is a comparatively tall animal depending on fleetness of foot to escape from its enemies. It breeds...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

The hare is an animal so familiarly known as to orsede the necessity of minute description. It is a native not only of...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1822)

by George Gregory

The hare is an animal so familiarly known as to supersede the necessity of any very minute description. It is a native...

The hare is a very prolific animal, generally producing three or four young at a time, and breeding several times in a year.

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1819)

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory

The hare is an animal so familiarly known as to supersede the necessity of any very minute description. . It is a native...

The hare is a very prolific animal, generally producing three or four young at a time, and breeding several times in a year.

Google previewLife in a Shell (2011)

by Donald C. Jackson

The hare is a mammal, a warm-blooded animal that maintains a high body temperature and requires considerable energy to do so. The tortoise is a reptile, a cold-blooded animal with a body temperature similar to the surrounding temperature, ...

Google previewAnimal Tracks (2012)

A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

Range:Northern and mountainous United States Habitat: Forests, mountains, swamps The snowshoe hare is an animal of the north, with long ears, a short, round tail, and especially large rear feet that give traction in snow. During the summer ...

Google previewA Companion to the Philosophy of Time (2013)

by Adrian Bardon, Heather Dyke

Caspar Hare is an Associate Professor ...

Google previewHuman Ecology of Beringia (2012)

by John F. Hoffecker, Scott A. Elias

Although some horse and bison remains are present, hare is the most common taxon in the lowest two levels (Layers IX–VIII), and both birds and fish are represented in these layers. In a younger level (Layer VIIa), reindeer and moose ( Alces ...

Google previewEaster Celebration (2015)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Similarly, the hare is an ancient symbol which has always represented fertility. In France and especially in Quebec, some popular myths speak of picking Easter Water. In the Quebec Catholic Church, picking Easter Water is not a myth, ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

HARE Right: Egyptian faience amulet. Hares represented female sexuality and the desire to produce large numbers of offspring with ease. Such amulets are found in great numbers in Egypt, as well as throughout the Mediterranean, induing ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT The so-called Hare Krishnas are a Hindu- based movement, more formally known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser

Hare and Hares. 1 . Hare is melancholy meat. 1558: Bullein, Govt. of Health, fo.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore (2009)

by Patricia Monaghan

hare 239 These Hallstatt-era bodies were laid out on four-wheeled wagons and encased in a tomb of OAK that was then covered with earth. Bronze vessels, iron spears, and traces of meat and poultry were found buried with them, presumably ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Old Time Radio (2007)

by Jon D. Swartz, Robert C. Reinehr

The Happiness Boys were Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, two stage performers who sang duets ...

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What. you a hare, and ask for hare-pie.
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Scrabble value of H4A1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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