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Meaning of hunting by Wiktionary Dictionary



    hunt +‎ -ing


    • Rhymes: -ʌntɪŋ


    hunting ( uncountable )

    1. Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food .
    2. Looking for something, especially for a job or flat .
      After I finish house hunting I'll have to go job hunting as well .
    3. ( engineering ) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing .



    1. Present participle of hunt .

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    • Hunting on Wikipedia .

Explanation of hunting by Wordnet Dictionary


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

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

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

    Definition of hunting by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Hunt ( hŭnt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hunting.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan ( in comp. ) to seize. √36. Cf. Hent.]
      1. 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”.

      Like a dog, he hunts in dreams. Tennyson.

      2. 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.”

      Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Ps. cxl. 11.

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

      4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

      He hunts a pack of dogs. Addison.

      5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, “he hunts the woods, or the country”.

      6. ( Change Ringing ) To move or shift the order of ( a bell ) in a regular course of changes.

    2. Hunting n. The pursuit of game or of wild animals. A. Smith.

      Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting. Tylor. -- Hunting box. Same As Hunting lodge ( below ). -- Hunting cat ( Zool. ), the cheetah. -- Hunting cog ( Mach. ), a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth. -- Hunting dog ( Zool. ), the hyena dog. -- Hunting ground, a region or district abounding in game; esp. ( pl. ), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game. -- Hunting horn, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See Horn, and Bulge. -- Hunting leopard ( Zool. ), the cheetah. -- Hunting lodge, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting. -- Hunting seat, a hunting lodge. Gray. -- Hunting shirt, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather. -- Hunting spider ( Zool. ), a spider which hunts its prey, instead of
      catching it in a web; a wolf spider. -- Hunting watch. See Hunter, 6.