Crossword clues for hunting
- Chase away, with as with force
- The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
- Seek, search for
- Search (an area) for prey
- Yaw back and forth about a flight path (as of airplanes and rockets)
- Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
- The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
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.
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.
To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
He hunts a pack of dogs.
To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
(Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
Hunting \Hunt"ing\, n.
The pursuit of game or of wild animals.
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
Hunting box. Same As Hunting lodge (below).
Hunting cat (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), the cheetah.
Hunting lodge, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.
Hunting seat, a hunting lodge.
Hunting shirt, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.
Hunting spider (Zo["o]l.), a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
Hunting watch. See Hunter, 6.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English huntung, verbal noun from hunt (v.).
n. 1 Chase and killing animals for sport or to get food. 2 Looking for something, especially for a job or flat. 3 (context engineering English) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing. vb. (present participle of hunt English)
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any animal, or pursuing or tracking it with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, to remove predators which are dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade. In the 2010s, lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species. The species that are hunted are referred to as game or prey and are usually mammals and birds.
Hunting can also be a means of pest control. Hunting advocates state that hunting can be a necessary component of modern wildlife management, for example, to help maintain a population of healthy animals within an environment's ecological carrying capacity when natural checks such as predators are absent or very rare. However, hunting has also heavily contributed to the endangerment, extirpation and extinction of many animals.
The pursuit, capture and release, or capture for food of fish is called fishing, which is not commonly categorised as a form of hunting. It is also not considered hunting to pursue animals without intent to kill them, as in wildlife photography, birdwatching, or scientific research activities which involve tranquilizing and/or tagging of animals or birds. The practice of foraging or gathering materials from plants and mushrooms is also considered separate from hunting.
Skillful tracking and acquisition of an elusive target has caused the word hunt to be used in the vernacular as a metaphor, as in treasure hunting, "bargain hunting", and even "hunting down corruption and waste".
Hunting is the practice of pursuing animals to capture or kill them.
Hunting may also refer to:
Hunting (or Hunting Scene) is a painting by Italian artist Annibale Carracci, painted before 1595 and given to Louis XIV by Prince Camillo Pamphili in 1665. It is currently held and exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.
Hunting is a 1991 Australian drama film written and directed by Frank Howson, starring John Savage, Kerry Armstrong (nominated for AFI Best Actress) and Guy Pearce.
Hunting is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- John Hunting, English football referee
- John R. Hunting, American philanthropist
- Tom Hunting (born 1965), American drummer
Usage examples of "hunting".
Why, Abigail could best nearly any boy in the county at what were deemed masculine pursuits: hunting, riding and climbing trees.
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.
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.
After all, the Alaunt were hunting hounds and their master had wielded the Wolven.
Anyway, it seems that one of their innumerable holidays was about to conclude on Amado III when the climate controller monitoring equipment took itself off-line to go hunting for this mythical suprahuman intelligence.
An ancient spacefaring race the Linyaari knew only as the Ancestral Friends had saved the ki-lin from primitive and brutal humans who were hunting them to extinction on Terra, and brought them through the cosmos to Vhiliinyar, where they had thrived once again.
The young man must be a brazen sinner, too far gone for hunting to hurt him, who will ride with Anonyma in the field.
He was a natural horseman and an excellent shot with bow, arbalest and rifle, and often went off by himself for days at a time, hunting in the high ranges of hills where the Breas ran white and fast through the locks and ponds of the old canal system.
In her dream Ashe sought her endlessly, hunting her wherever she went.
But hee returning against them with furious force, pryed with his eyes, on whom hee might first assayle with his tuskes : Lepolemus strooke the beast first on the backe with his hunting staffe.
Work in the project for twenty years, for example, and at the age of fifty - in some cases, even earlier - you can have a wide choice of retirements - an estate somewhere on Auk world, a villa on a paradise world, a hunting lodge in another world where there is a variety of game that is unbelievable.
Tulie had almost always found a way to join hunting parties, even when she had small children, and the Aurochs Hearth was well represented.
Once more they landed at a short distance from Constantinople, and Rother bade his men hide in a thicket, while he went into the city, disguised as a pilgrim, and carrying under his robe a hunting horn, which he promised to sound should he at any time find himself in danger.