What does hunting mean?

Definitions for hunting
ˈhʌn tɪŋhunt·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hunting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hunt, hunting(noun)

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

  2. search, hunt, hunting(noun)

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

  3. hunt, hunting(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. hunting(Noun)

    Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.

  2. hunting(Noun)

    Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.

    After I finish house hunting I'll have to go job hunting as well.

  3. hunting(Noun)

    Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunting

    of Hunt

  2. Hunting(noun)

    the pursuit of game or of wild animals

Freebase

  1. Hunting

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hunting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3267

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hunting' in Nouns Frequency: #1996

How to pronounce hunting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say hunting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hunting in a Sentence

  1. Kim Forrest:

    The market is on a pause mode till we get some direction from the Fed, there is some amount of bargain hunting too as investors are price sensitive and we're going to see some sloppy trading today, because there is no major economic data or news.

  2. Thomas Eason:

    It was time to stop hunting then, and I think it's appropriate now to start hunting bears again.

  3. Tom Strother:

    When I put my post up on Facebook yes I was a excited Dad. And also I wanted to make people aware that there is elk in northern Missouri. Donald White said his daughter has faced social media bullying since the incident. (Donald White) There’s no hunting season for elk in Missouri. The state’s conservation department reintroduced the animal at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011 and is currently growing a herd. However, the elk Wilson shot was about 200 miles away from the herd, Springfield News-Leader reported. There are no reports of elk in this area. It was kind of a surprise to us. There was no evidence of any ear tags or collars on this one.

  4. Doug Manning:

    Whoever put Christmas (sorry..Doug would never spell it like that...come ON)"Whoever put Xmas in the middle of Hunting Season oughta be crucified."He stated while opening a can of Miller Lite on the way home from (can you guess?) --> duck Hunting.

  5. Ronald Kroger:

    It is possible that other carnivorans possess a similar infrared sense and that adds a new chapter to the story of prey-predator relationships, predator hunting strategies have to be re-evaluated and the biology of prey animals has to be revisited with body heat sensing predators in mind.

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