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, huntingnoun

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

  2. search, hunt, huntingnoun

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

  3. hunt, huntingnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. huntingnoun

    Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.

  2. huntingnoun

    Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.

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

  3. huntingnoun

    Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunting

    of Hunt

  2. Huntingnoun

    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
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Paul Mahagi:

    The cub is just a few days old it was his first big roar, i posted the picture online and everyone said it looks like Simba from the Lion King. I was in the bushes when I took it.Im always hunting for the best photos.

  2. John Windau:

    In North American, most wildlife conservation is paid for by people who buy fishing and hunting licenses and trapping permits.

  3. Paul Nolte:

    Investors are still very nervous on the global markets, i think it's buying of what has done poorly and selling of what has done well in the last two-three days - a little bit of bargain hunting, a little bit of taking advantage.

  4. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

  5. Christoph Schwitzer:

    Indri are being hunted for food by rural Malagasy needing to feed their starving families, lemur hunting rose after the 2009 political crisis and is directly poverty-driven.

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