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a fishing/hunting licence (=a licence that allows you to fish/hunt)
▪ He renewed his hunting license.
a hunting expedition
▪ He was joined on his hunting expedition by two local guides.
bargain hunting
▪ They're off to do some bargain hunting at the January sales.
house hunting (=the activity of looking at houses that you might buy)
▪ Have you had any success with your house hunting?
hunt saboteur
hunt whales
▪ Some countries continue to hunt whales, even though they have no real use for them and the whales are in danger of extinction.
hunting ground
▪ Madeira used to be a happy hunting ground for antique collectors.
illegal parking/gambling/hunting etc
▪ The fines for illegal parking are likely to increase.
look for/hunt for clues
▪ Investigators descended on the crime scene hunting for clues.
parade/hunting/burial etc ground
▪ These fields served as a hunting ground for the local people.
▪ The rivers are used as dumping grounds for industrial waste.
▪ He is buried in sacred ground.
the hunting/shooting/fishing season
▪ Autumn was traditionally the hunting season.
treasure hunt
▪ After a great deal of hunting around with flashlights, the plain-clothes policemen were forced to go away empty-handed.
▪ He did a lot of hunting around here.
▪ It also announced that it would take no new orders as it hunts around for a cash injection to keep it solvent.
▪ Bowman forced his fingers to hunt around, and presently discovered the pear-shaped bulb.
▪ The servants of Chaos were hunted down in the forests, and many wild and long-abandoned lands were re-settled.
▪ Those who refused, he said, were hunted down and killed by Arellano hit squads.
▪ She hunted down the telephone number through directory enquiries and then rang.
▪ They may hunt down a historic building they read about in the morning paper.
▪ The thief had to be hunted down, taught a lesson, keys had to be thrown away.
▪ Isabella now sent Henry of Lancaster to the lordship of Glamorgan to hunt down the king and the younger Despenser.
▪ Soon the hated secret police were being hunted down and shot in the streets.
▪ Those who fought back were declared outlaws and hunted down.
▪ He chatted about the weather, the racing, the poor scent out hunting - did she hunt?
▪ Then one day he went out hunting with his younger brother.
▪ I've seen him twice out hunting, when we were following by car.
▪ One day the elder of the two went out hunting, and disappeared.
▪ But the sins are there, in small corners, to be hunted out.
▪ He was out hunting and hot and thirsty entered a grotto where a little stream widened into a pool.
▪ So each interviewer goes out hunting for informants who fit into the right boxes - or quotas.
▪ When the twins were out hunting, she ran between them in the form of a ravishing doe.
▪ There was a lot of shooting and fishing and hunting of deer.
▪ Mark deployed his vivid imagination in a wild-child narrative to create a boy who hunts deer, bears, and birds.
▪ The Qawrighul people hunted deer, wild sheep and birds, and fished.
▪ In autumn they hunted deer on Joseph Creek on their return.
▪ There, for 20 years, she had watched helplessly as that country's wildlife was systematically hunted to extinction.
▪ Whales, too, were hunted to near extinction before the moratorium-of 1986.
▪ The aurochs are thought to have been hunted to extinction in Britain during the Bronze Age.
▪ The big cat has been hunted to near extinction.
▪ Wolves, which are clean and beautiful, have been hunted almost to extinction because they are seen as dangerous.
▪ Scathach used the periods of summer to hunt for food, and gather edible plants.
▪ The concealed flakes must have reminded him of hunting for food on a shingle beach.
▪ Consider the following scenario: a caveman leaves his cave one day setting out in order to hunt for food.
▪ Coyotes hunt in packs when their food is deer but hunt alone when their food is mice.
▪ Another theory was that the tusks protect the eyes when the babirusa is hunting for food among thorny undergrowth.
▪ Then send the animals to hunt for food.
▪ Would their behaviour alter dramatically if they were left to hunt for food in the wild?
▪ Soon the hunters who travelled by rail hunted not for food or protection, but for trophies and sport.
▪ The last minutes of their lives were pieced together by forensic teams hunting the killers.
▪ Detectives hunting Damilola's killers have found a kitchen knife with cloth wrapped around the handle and a broken bottle.
▪ Read in studio Police hunting the killer of a pensioner last Christmas have arrested a man.
▪ Again she went alone, because the Goad case came along and he had to hunt down a gangland killer.
▪ He attacked the lobby system of political reporting and the increased tendency for critics to hunt as a pack.
▪ Coyotes hunt in packs when their food is deer but hunt alone when their food is mice.
▪ These were the first examples my research threw up, which leads me to wonder why the letter H hunts in packs.
▪ Mobs hunted in packs, smashing windows and looting goods.
▪ While they're suitably snotty, they don't hunt in packs - we're not talking Axi Rose's scapegoats here.
▪ They hunted in packs, and were individually from two to three metres long.
▪ Read in studio Police hunting the so called Fishermead rapist in Milton Keynes have new leads following a nationwide appeal.
▪ The man police are hunting after double rape.
▪ Hunt for murder victim's clothes POLICE hunting a businessman's killer appealed yesterday for help to find his clothes.
▪ Hitmen hunt: 7 seized POLICE hunting the contract killers of accountant David Wilson arrested six men and a woman yesterday.
▪ They first told police they had been hunting for foxes.
▪ Read in studio Police are hunting a gang of armed robbers who've invaded three homes of people in their eighties.
Police link truck to house break-in POLICE are hunting two men believed to be responsible for a break-in in Stisted.
a happy/good hunting ground (for sth)
▪ I pass up a roadside rest area, a happy hunting ground for new cars and ready cash.
▪ In the early years of this century, many a collector found Madeira a happy hunting ground.
▪ Scandinavia was a happy hunting ground for him and he did the same for Nicolai Gedda.
go hunting
▪ And there were many who wondered why Holy Trinity had to go hunting for causes so far from home.
▪ Just like humans, they go hunting with their blowpipes and they erect snares and traps in the jungle.
▪ Oh my, I think we're going hunting.
▪ Rufus told himself now was no time to go hunting for libraries, he would go home first.
▪ Sumal, her sister, who was not at all beautiful, dressed like a man and loved to go hunting.
▪ The group members then went hunting for another buyer, finally persuading media giant Gannett Co. to buy their option.
▪ We hunted only a few times but by the end I knew I would never go hunting again.
the thrill of the chase/hunt
▪ A strange feeling of expectation mixed with our fear as we became caught up in the thrill of the hunt.
▪ But it is not every image that succeeds in suggesting something of the thrill of the hunt as well as curiosity.
▪ Was it just the thrill of the chase?
▪ Friends and neighbors hunted everywhere, but no-one could find the child.
▪ I hunted all morning for the book of photos, but couldn't find it.
▪ Many opponents of the regime who escaped abroad were later hunted down and killed.
▪ Police are still hunting for the girl's killer.
▪ The leopard hunts at night.
▪ This isn't the season for hunting deer.
▪ Bears, it appeared, were hunted.
▪ He chatted about the weather, the racing, the poor scent out hunting - did she hunt?
▪ The little tern's numbers have been threatened since Victorian times when it was hunted for its snow-white plumage.
▪ They implicitly calculated the costs and benefits of hunting, gathering, and eating each other.
▪ Ullman the Second, ruler of Crolgaria for thirty years, died unexpectedly in a riding accident yesterday while hunting.
▪ During the nationwide hunt for Stephanie's kidnapper the case was featured on Crimewatch on February 20 last year.
▪ We can't do a nationwide hunt for the man, it's not on.
▪ Police launched a nationwide hunt for Dawn Loasby, 33, amid fears for their safety.
▪ Police have launched a nationwide hunt for Moore, who has served a jail sentence for armed robbery.
▪ Cope's insistence on pressing all formats in a specific shade of blue led to a nationwide hunt for an appropriate plant.
▪ Rhodes and her baby were at the centre of a nationwide hunt last month when they went missing.
▪ A nationwide hunt has been launched.
▪ I have also started to write about the lion hunt organized by Claudia for Waindell Leavitt.
▪ Much of the money went to airing the videotape of the lion hunt, shot in Idaho six years ago.
▪ How do you make a film of a man faking a documentary about a lion hunt?
▪ The laibon believes that he can pinpoint the beginning of his troubles to this lion hunt.
▪ This man, Tepilit, was injured helping me with the filming of a lion hunt.
▪ I heard about the lion hunt.
▪ He simply sees a connection between the sham lion hunt and the all-too-real execution of his brother.
▪ Ten thousand pound reward in murder hunt.
▪ A murder hunt was about to begin.
▪ Police initially believed the pair had died in the fire - but within three days a full-scale murder hunt was launched.
▪ Now a new television programme re-tells the murder hunt.
▪ The murder hunt team are now back at square one after having arrested and released 27 men.
▪ Judge comes down hard on acid attackers. Murder hunt.
▪ The Yard launched the biggest murder hunt London has seen for years in the search for Miss Dando's killer.
▪ The hunt saboteurs say they were threatened after the incident.
▪ As for whether it was hunt saboteurs or home-going Christmas drunks, the station will make all possible enquiries.
▪ Read in studio Two huntsmen have been jailed for two months for knocking down a hunt saboteur with a four wheeled buggy.
▪ We have over a million shooters and hunt supporters who used their vote.
▪ But hunt supporters say they're not worried.
▪ Jailed: The hunt supporters who used a buggy as a weapon.
▪ Both hunt supporters were given unconditional bail and they left court without comment.
▪ But hunt supporters say it won't affect them.
▪ As hunt supporters made their case, their opponents delivered a 16,000 name petition.
▪ It's first time hunt supporters have been jailed for assaulting a protester.
▪ The hunt supporters believe the ban in unlawful and plan to challenge it in the courts.
▪ There will be a daylong jamboree, treasure hunt and barbecue on the Saturday.
▪ First we're going to send you on a treasure hunt, collecting information from the magazine.
Treasure September sees the launch of the appeal raffle and a treasure hunt at a venue to be fixed.
▪ The indoor table top games, such as treasure hunts and building Stonehenge, are aimed at improving management and team building skills.
▪ Children can enjoy a special treasure hunt, a bouncy castle and Punch and Judy shows.
▪ Great for treasure hunts and decorating cakes.
▪ Activities include a treasure hunt, country dancing, a bouncy castle, kite-making and painting.
▪ We would all do well to remember that, and not transform a debate about right-wing imagery into a witch hunt.
▪ He has accused Starr, the independent Whitewater counsel, of conducting a partisan witch hunt.
▪ First, they generated a witch hunt inside the palace to discover my sources.
▪ Why was the witch hunt of the l9S0s mobilized at that particular time?
▪ Instead of a witch hunt, the government showed a united front.
▪ The chasers join in the hunt once the monkeys are on the move.
▪ Will convinces the pair not to eat them, but instead join forces in the hunt for the pirates and their captives.
▪ Many sacrificed some of their Christmas holiday to join the hunt for her.
▪ And Auntie Nan decided to join the hunt.
▪ Police launched a nationwide hunt for Dawn Loasby, 33, amid fears for their safety.
▪ Police have launched a nationwide hunt for Moore, who has served a jail sentence for armed robbery.
▪ The Yard launched the biggest murder hunt London has seen for years in the search for Miss Dando's killer.
▪ But the officer leading the hunt says he's convinced the girl's story is genuine.
the thrill of the chase/hunt
▪ A strange feeling of expectation mixed with our fear as we became caught up in the thrill of the hunt.
▪ But it is not every image that succeeds in suggesting something of the thrill of the hunt as well as curiosity.
▪ Was it just the thrill of the chase?
▪ Police have launched a nationwide hunt for the killer.
▪ Essentially Britain is abandoning the hunt for cannabis smugglers and dealers in a dramatic relaxation of policy on the drug.
▪ How do you make a film of a man faking a documentary about a lion hunt?
▪ Sometimes such hunts are dismissed and sometimes not.
▪ The hunters were not even breaking even, yet the hunt continued despite the falling catches.
▪ What had started out as a quest for metallic hydrogen now became a serious hunt for fusion.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.

  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.

    Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
    --Ps. cxl. 11.

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

  4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

    He hunts a pack of dogs.

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

  6. (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.


Hunt \Hunt\, n.

  1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

    The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray.

  2. The game secured in the hunt. [Obs.]

  3. A pack of hounds. [Obs.]

  4. An association of huntsmen.

  5. A district of country hunted over.

    Every landowner within the hunt.
    --London Field.


Hunt \Hunt\, v. i.

  1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

    Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.
    --Gen. xxvii. 5.

  2. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.

    He after honor hunts, I after love.

  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.

  4. (Change Ringing) To shift up and down in order regularly.

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cognates: Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.\n

\nGeneral sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).


early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.


n. 1 The act of hunting. 2 A hunting expedition. 3 An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to such an organization (capitalized if the name of a specific organization). vb. 1 To chase down prey and (usually) kill it. 2 To try to find something; search.

  1. v. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods" [syn: run, hunt down, track down]

  2. pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him" [syn: hound, trace]

  3. chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

  4. yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"

  5. oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

  6. seek, search for; "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

  7. search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"

Hunt -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 76596
Housing Units (2000): 32490
Land area (2000): 841.156969 sq. miles (2178.586457 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 40.867547 sq. miles (105.846457 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 882.024516 sq. miles (2284.432914 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.110760 N, 96.084533 W
Hunt, TX
Hunt County
Hunt County, TX

Hunt may refer to:

Hunt (surname)

Hunt is an occupational surname related with hunting, originating in England and Ireland. In Estonia, the surname Hunt is also very common, it means wolf in Estonian language.

Hunt (Hampshire cricketer)

Hunt (dates unknown) was an English professional cricketer who made 6 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1788 to 1796.

Hunt (given name)

Hunt is the given name of:

  • Hunt Downer (born 1946), American politician and major general
  • Hunt Emerson (born 1952), British cartoonist
  • Hunt Hawkins, American poet
  • Hunt Sales (born 1954), American rock and roll drummer
  • Hunt Slonem (born 1951), American painter, sculptor, and printmaker
  • Hunt Stromberg (1894-1968), Hollywood film producer
  • Hunt Walsh (1720–1795), British general and Member of the Parliament of Ireland
  • Hunt Stockwell, fictional character in the TV series The A-Team, played by Robert Vaughn
Hunt (painting)

Hunt is a 2002 painting by the German artist Neo Rauch. It depicts a group of flying men in green coats and hats playing ice hockey among large ice cubes.

The painting is owned by a private collector in Pennsylvania.

Hunt (video game)

Hunt is a classic multiplayer computer game, in which each player wanders around a maze, represented using ASCII characters on an 80x24 terminal screen, and tries to kill as many other players before being killed himself.

Players can shoot bullets, bombs (which obliterate not only the target, but also the maze walls around it, depending on the strength of the bomb), and slime (which oozes along the corridors). Destroyed parts of the maze regenerate over time; on regeneration, "deflectors" can appear, which change the direction of projectiles. Occasionally, a "wandering bomb" appears, which explodes on contact. Players can form teams.

Play was managed by a daemon process called huntd. The game could drive up the load average to higher levels than normal on earlier computers.

Usage examples of "hunt".

Why, Abigail could best nearly any boy in the county at what were deemed masculine pursuits: hunting, riding and climbing trees.

It was time well spent, for they located a number of vessels in the port, with their names and destinations, and gave him chapter and verse of the hunt for the absconders from Port Arthur, which had apparently been going on for most of the day.

By his secrecy and diligence he entertained some hopes of surprising the person of Constans, who was pursuing in the adjacent forest his favorite amusement of hunting, or perhaps some pleasures of a more private and criminal nature.

Purple Rocks, taking the bodies back to the coast in Ruathen barrels, putting them on a caravel set adrift in the known path of the Waterdhavian hunting vessel.

Hunt Week in hope of seeing the beauteous Lady Agatine Slegin and her ladies.

He and his agemates had hunted in the sea for tasty mirrat, small finned swimmers which only migrated through the area at that time of the orbital cycle.

Long Hunt in the high-country ridges with the rest of his agemates, and could move through underbrush with no more noise than a passing thought.

Beany crep out esy and hunted round til we found the string and we tide it agen as tite as we cood and then we crep back into the porch and peeked through the window.

In the wildness of his youth, Danlo had hunted and slain a thousand such animals would it be so great a sin if he broke ahimsa this one time and sacrificed the lamb?

I think perhaps the Hunt would appeal to your particular sporting instinct, Aiken Drum.

It is in my heart that when Akela misses his next kill,--and at each hunt it costs him more to pin the buck,--the Pack will turn against him and against thee.

The herd paused for an instant at the edge of the slope, but Akela gave tongue in the full hunting yell, and they pitched over one after the other just as steamers shoot rapids, the sand and stones spurting up round them.

Ever since Akela had been deposed, the Pack had been without a leader, hunting and fighting at their own pleasure.

My nurse said the Alaunt were a pack of enchanted hounds who hunted down humans.

After all, the Alaunt were hunting hounds and their master had wielded the Wolven.