the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
search, hunt, hunting(noun)
the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.
Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
After I finish house hunting I'll have to go job hunting as well.
Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
the pursuit of game or of wild animals
Hunting is the practice of pursuing any living organism, usually wildlife or feral animals, by humans for food, recreation, or trade. Animals may also hunt other animal species, but this is usually called predation. In present-day use, lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species contrary to applicable law. The species that are hunted are referred to as game and are usually mammals and migratory or non-migratory gamebirds. Hunting can also involve the elimination of vermin, as a means of pest control to prevent diseases caused by overpopulation. Hunting advocates state that hunting can be a necessary component of modern wildlife management, for example, to help maintain a population of healthy animals within an environment's ecological carrying capacity when natural checks such as predators are absent. In the United States, wildlife managers are frequently part of hunting regulatory and licensing bodies, where they help to set rules on the number, manner and conditions in which game may be hunted. The pursuit, capture and release, or capture for food of fish is called fishing, which is not commonly categorised as a form of hunting. Trapping is also usually considered a separate activity. It is also not considered hunting to pursue animals without intent to kill them, as in wildlife photography or birdwatching. The practice of foraging or gathering materials from plants and mushrooms is also considered separate.
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Rank popularity for the word 'hunting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3267
Rank popularity for the word 'hunting' in Nouns Frequency: #1996
The numerical value of hunting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hunting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- чанаве инеAvaric
- һунар, һунарсылыҡBashkir
- κυνήγι, αναζήτηση, άγρα, θήραGreek
- chasse, vènerieFrench
- seilg, lorgaireacht, fiach, sealgaireachtIrish
- ציד, מצוד, חיפושHebrew
- охота, поискRussian
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