In bell ringing, to change the order of bells in a hunt.
- to pursue until successful in catching or killing
- to search for until successful in finding
- to hunt for; search for
- to find by searching
- having a chance to win a competition
Other Word Forms of Hunt
Origin of Hunt
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.
Middle English hunten from Old English huntian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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