Hunt meaning

hŭnt
The act of hunting; the chase.
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To make use of (hounds, for example) in pursuing game.
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To search through (an area) for prey.

Hunted the ridges.

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To pursue (game) for food or sport.
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A search.
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Hunt is defined as to look for or chase.

An example of hunt is to seek out wild turkeys to shoot for meals.

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The definition of a hunt is a chase or a search.

An example of a hunt is a nationwide search for an escaped convict.

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The act or sport of hunting.

An enthusiast for the hunt.

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The hunting season for a particular animal.

Last year's deer hunt.

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A diligent search or pursuit.

On a hunt for cheap gas.

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To go out to kill or catch (game) for food or sport.
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To search eagerly or carefully for; try to find.
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To use (dogs or horses) in chasing game.
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To go out after game; take part in the chase.
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To search; seek.
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In bell ringing, to change the order of bells in a hunt.
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A group of people who hunt together.
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A district covered in hunting.
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In bell ringing, a series of regularly varying sequences in ringing a group of from five to twelve bells.
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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.
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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.
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To chase down prey and (usually) kill it.

Her uncle is out hunting deer, now that it is open season.

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To try to find something; search.

The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.

The police are hunting for evidence.

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To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.

To hunt down a criminal.

He was hunted from the parish.

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To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.

Did you hunt that pony last week?

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To use or traverse in pursuit of game.

He hunts the woods, or the country.

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The act of hunting.
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A hunting expedition.
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An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to such an organization (capitalized if the name of a specific organization).
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An English occupational surname for a hunter (for game, birds etc).
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To pursue intensively so as to capture or kill.

Hunted down the escaped convict.

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To seek out; search for.
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To drive out forcibly, especially by harassing; chase away.

Hunted the newcomers out of town.

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To pursue game.
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To make a search; seek.
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hunt down
  • to pursue until successful in catching or killing
  • to search for until successful in finding
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hunt up
  • to hunt for; search for
  • to find by searching
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in the hunt
  • having a chance to win a competition
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hunt

  • Middle English hunten from Old English huntian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary