Pronunciation: hŭnt
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Hunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hunting.]
Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.
- Tennyson.
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.
- Addison.
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.
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.
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.
- Shak.
n.1.The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray.
- Shak.
2.The game secured in the hunt.
3.A pack of hounds.
4.An association of huntsmen.
5.A district of country hunted over.
Every landowner within the hunt.
- London Field.
Noun1.Hunt - Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
2.HuntHunt - United States architect (1827-1895)
3.Hunt - British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
4.hunt - an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
Synonyms: hunt club
5.hunt - an instance of searching for something; "the hunt for submarines"
6.hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Synonyms: search, hunting
7.hunt - the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
Synonyms: hunting
8.hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
Synonyms: hunting
Verb1.hunt - 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"
2.hunt - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"
Synonyms: hound, trace
3.hunt - chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
4.hunt - yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"
5.hunt - oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
6.hunt - seek, search for; "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
7.hunt - search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
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