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Definition of HUNTING

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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.
        [1913 Webster]

              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]

Hunting \Hunt"ing\, n.
     The pursuit of game or of wild animals. --A. Smith. [1913 Webster]

     {Happy hunting grounds}, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting. --Tylor.

     {Hunting box}. Same As {Hunting lodge} (below).

     {Hunting cat} (Zool.), the cheetah.

     {Hunting cog} (Mach.), a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth.

     {Hunting dog} (Zool.), the hyena dog.

     {Hunting ground}, a region or district abounding in game; esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game.

     {Hunting horn}, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See {Horn}, and {Bulge}.

     {Hunting leopard} (Zool.), the cheetah.

     {Hunting lodge}, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.

     {Hunting seat}, a hunting lodge. --Gray.

     {Hunting shirt}, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.

     {Hunting spider} (Zool.), a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.

     {Hunting watch}. See {Hunter}, 6.
        [1913 Webster]

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

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "hunting":
     analog process, angling, behavior pattern, chase, chevy, chivy, coursing, cynegetic, cynegetics, digital process, dogging, domiciliary visit, dragnet, exploration, falconry, feeling, fishing, follow, follow-up, following, forage, fox hunting, frisk, gunning, halieutic, hawking, house-search, hue and cry, hunt, in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, input oscillation, offset, oscillatory behavior, overcorrection of error, overshoot, perquisition, piscatorial, piscatory, posse, probe, process, prosecution, pursuance, pursuant, pursuing, pursuit, quest, questing, ransacking, rummage, search, search party, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, seeking, self-excitation, shadowing, shikar, shooting, sport, sporting, stalk, stalking, still hunt, tracking, tracking down, trailing, turning over, venery


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


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