A man going out to hunt.
- The definition of a hunt is a chase or a search.
An example of a hunt is a nationwide search for an escaped convict.
- Hunt is defined as to look for or chase.
An example of hunt is to seek out wild turkeys to shoot for meals.
- to go out to kill or catch (game) for food or sport
- to search eagerly or carefully for; try to find
- to pursue; chase; drive
- to hound; harry; persecute
- to go through (a woods, fields, etc.) in pursuit of game
- to search (a place) carefully
- to use (dogs or horses) in chasing game
Origin of huntMiddle English hunten ; from Old English huntian, probably ; from base of hentan, to seize ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European an unverified form kend-, variant, variety of an unverified form kent- from source Gothic (fra)hinthan, to seize: see hand
- to go out after game; take part in the chase
- to search; seek
- in bell ringing, to change the order of bells in a hunt ()
- the act of hunting; the chase
- a group of people who hunt together
- a district covered in hunting
- a search
- in bell ringing, a series of regularly varying sequences in ringing a group of from five to twelve bells
- to pursue until successful in catching or killing
- to search for until successful in finding
- to hunt for; search for
- to find by searching
in the hunt
verbhunt·ed, hunt·ing, Hunts hunts
- To pursue (game) for food or sport.
- To search through (an area) for prey: hunted the ridges.
- To make use of (hounds, for example) in pursuing game.
- To pursue intensively so as to capture or kill: hunted down the escaped convict.
- To seek out; search for.
- To drive out forcibly, especially by harassing; chase away: hunted the newcomers out of town.
- To pursue game.
- To make a search; seek.
- Aerospace a. To yaw back and forth about a flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack. Used of an aircraft, rocket, or space vehicle.b. To rotate up and down or back and forth without being deflected by the pilot. Used of a control surface or a rocket motor in gimbals.
- Engineering a. To oscillate about a selected value. Used of a machine, instrument, or system.b. To swing back and forth; oscillate. Used of an indicator on a display or instrument panel.
- The act or sport of hunting: an enthusiast for the hunt.
- a. A hunting expedition or outing, usually with horses and hounds.b. Those taking part in such an expedition or outing.
- The hunting season for a particular animal: last year's deer hunt.
- A diligent search or pursuit: on a hunt for cheap gas.
Origin of huntMiddle English hunten, from Old English huntian.
(third-person singular simple present hunts, present participle hunting, simple past and past participle hunted)
- To chase down prey and (usually) kill it.
- Her uncle is out hunting deer, now that it is open season.
- To try to find something; search.
- The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.
- The police are hunting for evidence.
- To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.
- to hunt down a criminal
- He was hunted from the parish.
- To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.
- Did you hunt that pony last week?
- To use or traverse in pursuit of game.
- He hunts the woods, or the country.
From Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian (“to hunt”), from Proto-Germanic *huntōną (“to hunt, capture”), from Proto-Indo-European *kend- (“to catch, seize”). Related to Old High German hunda (“booty”), Gothic (hunþs, “body of captives”), Old English hūþ (“plunder, booty, prey”), Old English hentan (“to catch, seize”). More at hent, hint.
hunt - Computer Definition
The process by which a switch or other device searches for a circuit within a group of lines or trunks in order to complete a connection. See also hunt group.
To switch to a different telephone line if the first one is busy. A "hunt group" is a series of telephone lines identified as a group such that if one line is busy, the next available line is used (it "hunts" to the next line). Local telephone companies provide hunting for a relatively small monthly fee. PBXs provide this feature automatically to their station sets for outbound line access.