What does hunt mean?

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hʌnthunt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hunt, Holman Hunt, William Holman Huntnoun

    Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

  2. Hunt, Richard Morris Huntnoun

    United States architect (1827-1895)

  3. Hunt, Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Huntnoun

    British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)

  4. hunt, hunt clubnoun

    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

  5. huntnoun

    an instance of searching for something

    "the hunt for submarines"

  6. search, hunt, huntingnoun

    the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

  7. hunt, huntingnoun

    the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

  8. hunt, huntingverb

    the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

  9. hunt, run, hunt down, track downverb

    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"

  10. hound, hunt, traceverb

    pursue or chase relentlessly

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

  11. huntverb

    chase away, with as with force

    "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

  12. huntverb

    yaw back and forth about a flight path

    "the plane's nose yawed"

  13. huntverb

    oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

    "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

  14. huntverb

    seek, search for

    "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

  15. huntverb

    search (an area) for prey

    "The King used to hunt these forests"

Wiktionary

  1. huntnoun

    The act of hunting

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  2. huntnoun

    A hunting expedition

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  3. huntnoun

    An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to such an organization (capitalized if the name of a specific organization)

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  4. huntverb

    To chase down prey and (usually) kill it.

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

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  5. huntverb

    To try to find something; search.

    The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  6. huntverb

    To ride at a hunt.

    Did you hunt that pony last week?

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

  7. Huntnoun

    An English occupational surname for a hunter (for game, birds etc).

    Etymology: From hunten, from huntian, from huntōnan, from kend-. Related to hunda, 0337033F033D03380343, huþ, hentan. More at hent, hint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huntverb

    to search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  2. Huntverb

    to search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  3. Huntverb

    to drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  4. Huntverb

    to use or manage in the chase, as hounds

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  5. Huntverb

    to use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  6. Huntverb

    to follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  7. Huntverb

    to seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  8. Huntnoun

    the act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  9. Huntnoun

    the game secured in the hunt

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  10. Huntnoun

    a pack of hounds

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  11. Huntnoun

    an association of huntsmen

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

  12. Huntnoun

    a district of country hunted over

    Etymology: [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. 36. Cf. Hent.]

Freebase

  1. Hunt

    Hunt is an unincorporated town in western Kerr County, Texas. It is located in the heart of the Texas hill country. The settlement was originally named Japonica; it was later changed to Hunt when Alva Joy purchased land in the area from Bob Hunt and established a US Post Office on the site. Hunt sits at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Guadalupe River. The area around Hunt is home to many summer camps. The Stonehenge II replica was built on the North Fork north of Hunt; in the summer of 2012, Stonehenge II it was moved to the front yard of the Point Theater in nearby Ingram.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hunt

    hunt, v.t. to chase wild animals for prey or sport: to chase such over a country: to search for: to pursue.—v.i. to go out in pursuit of game: to search.—n. a chase of wild animals: search: a pack of hunting hounds: an association of huntsmen.—ns. Hunt′-count′er, a dog that runs back or counter on the scent, a worthless dog—hence (Shak.), a blunderer, and v.t. to retrace one's steps; Hunt′er (fem. Hunt′ress), one who hunts: a horse used in the chase: a watch whose face is protected, like the reverse, with a metal case; Half′-hunt′er, such a watch where that metal case has a small circle of glass let in, so that one can see the time without opening it; Hunt′ing, the pursuit of wild game, the chase; Hunt′ing-box, Hunt′ing-lodge, Hunt′ing-seat, a temporary residence for hunting; Hunt′ing-cap, a form of cap much worn in the hunting-field; Hunt′ing-cog, an extra cog in one of two geared wheels, by means of which the order of contact of cogs is changed at every revolution; Hunt′ing-crop, -whip, a short whip with a crooked handle and a loop of leather at the end, used in the hunting-field; Hunt′ing-ground, a place or region for hunting; Hunting-horn, a horn used in hunting, a bugle; Hunt′ing-knife, -sword, a knife or short sword used to despatch the game when caught, or to skin and cut it up; Hunt′ing-song, a song about hunting; Hunt′ing-tide, the season of hunting; Hunts′man, one who hunts: a servant who manages the hounds during the chase; Hunts′manship, the qualifications of a huntsman; Hunt's-up (Shak.), a tune or song intended to arouse huntsmen in the morning—hence, anything calculated to arouse.—Hunt down, to destroy by persecution or violence; Hunt out, up, after, to search for, seek; Hunt-the-gowk, to make an April fool (see April); Hunt-the-slipper, an old-fashioned game in which one in the middle of a ring tries to catch a shoe which those forming the ring upon the ground shove about under their hams from one to another.—Happy hunting-grounds, the paradise of the Red Indian; Mrs Leo Hunter, of 'The Den, Eatanswill,' a social lion-hunter in the Pickwick Papers whose husband hunts up all the newest celebrities to grace her breakfast parties. [A.S. huntian; A.S. hentan, to seize.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hunt' in Nouns Frequency: #2861

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hunt' in Verbs Frequency: #864

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hunt in a Sentence

  1. Tereza Cristina:

    Small farmers that have been there 50 years and have deeds issued by the state or federal government, if you kick them out, there aren't conditions there for indigenous people to hunt and fish and have their lives, when the president says he doesn't want more demarcations, he's talking about this type of contested areas.

  2. Space Agency:

    The longer wavelengths enable Webb to look much closer to the beginning of time and to hunt for the unobserved formation of the first galaxies, as well as to look inside dust clouds where stars and planetary systems are forming today.

  3. Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward:

    We're planning on a full-on six-month effort to really get this thing to zero, if you can bring rigor to this contact tracing, you can drive this thing to zero. You have to hunt the virus.

  4. George Conway:

    This is just a witch hunt, it's all a hoax.

  5. President Trump:

    Now that the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World, they should easily be able to take it into the Mid-Term Elections where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party.

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