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Definition of HUNT

4 definitions found:

Hunt \Hunt\, v. i.
     1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds. [1913 Webster]

              Esau went to the field to hunt for venison. --Gen. xxvii. 5. [1913 Webster]

     2. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after. [1913 Webster]

              He after honor hunts, I after love.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Mach.) To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. (Change Ringing) To shift up and down in order regularly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {To hunt counter}, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hunt \Hunt\ (h[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hunting}.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hin?an (in comp.) to seize. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.]
     1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer. [1913 Webster]

              Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.       --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow;
        -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence. [1913 Webster]

              Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
                                                    --Ps. cxl. 11. [1913 Webster]

     3. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish. [1913 Webster]

     4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
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              He hunts a pack of dogs.              --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Hunt \Hunt\, n.
     1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search. [1913 Webster]

              The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. The game secured in the hunt. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. A pack of hounds. [Obs.]
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     4. An association of huntsmen.
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     5. A district of country hunted over.
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              Every landowner within the hunt.      --London Field. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

142 Moby Thesaurus words for "hunt":
     angle for, ask for, beat, beat about for, beat the bushes, beset, burrow, capture, cast about, chase, chase out, check out, chevy, chivy, course, coursing, cynegetics, delve, delve for, dig, dig for, dog, domiciliary visit, dragnet, drive, drive out, drum out, examine, exploration, explore, falcon, falconry, ferret, ferret out, fish for, flush, follow, follow the hounds, follow up, forage, force out, fowl, fox hunting, freeze out, frisk, give chase, go after, go gunning for, go hunting, go through, gun, gun for, gunning, harass, harry, harry out, hawk, hawking, hollo after, hound, house-search, hunt down, hunt for, hunt out, hunt up, hunting, investigate, jack, jacklight, kill, look, look around, look for, look round, look through, look up, make after, molest, nose around, oppress, perquisition, persecute, poke, poke around, posse, probe, prosecute, prowl after, pry, pry into, pursue, pursuit, push out, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, ransack, ransacking, research, ride to hounds, root, rout out, rummage, run, run after, run out, scour, search, search for, search party, search through, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, see to, seek, seek for, seek out, shikar, shoot, shooting, smell around, smoke out, snare, sport, sporting, stalk, stalking, start, still hunt, still-hunt, take out after, torment, trace, track, track down, tracking down, trail, try to find, turning over, venery, victimize

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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