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Definition of 'hunt'

Noun

  1. Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
       Synonyms: Holman Hunt William Holman Hunt
  2. United States architect (1827-1895)
       Synonyms: Richard Morris Hunt
  3. British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
       Synonyms: Leigh Hunt James Henry Leigh Hunt
  4. an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
       Synonyms: hunt club
  5. an instance of searching for something; "the hunt for submarines"
  6. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
       Synonyms: search hunting
  7. the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
       Synonyms: hunting
  8. the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
       Synonyms: hunting

Verb

  1. 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: hound trace
  3. chase away, with as with force; "They hunted 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"


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