Definition of Hunt

1. Noun. Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910).

Exact synonyms: Holman Hunt, William Holman Hunt
Generic synonyms: Pre-raphaelite

2. Verb. Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals). "The men hunt for animals in the area"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
Exact synonyms: Hunt Down, Run, Track Down
Specialized synonyms: Snipe, Whale, Ambush, Still-hunt, Turtle, Drive, Drive, Rabbit, Fowl, Poach, Seal, Ferret, Course, Foxhunt, Jack, Jacklight, Hawk, Falcon, Fowl, Forage, Scrounge
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch
Related verbs: Run
Derivative terms: Hunter, Hunting, Hunting

3. Noun. United States architect (1827-1895).
Exact synonyms: Richard Morris Hunt
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer

4. Verb. Pursue or chase relentlessly. "The detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
Exact synonyms: Hound, Trace
Generic synonyms: Chase, Chase After, Dog, Give Chase, Go After, Tag, Tail, Track, Trail
Specialized synonyms: Ferret
Derivative terms: Hound, Hunter

5. Noun. British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859).
Exact synonyms: James Henry Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

6. Verb. Chase away, with as with force. "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
Generic synonyms: Drive Out, Force Out, Rouse, Rout Out

7. Noun. An association of huntsmen who hunt for sport.
Exact synonyms: Hunt Club
Generic synonyms: Club, Gild, Guild, Lodge, Order, Social Club, Society

8. Verb. Yaw back and forth about a flight path. "The plane's nose yawed"
Category relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane
Generic synonyms: Yaw

9. Noun. An instance of searching for something. "The hunt for submarines"
Generic synonyms: Search

10. Verb. Oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent. "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
Generic synonyms: Oscillate, Vibrate

11. Noun. The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
Exact synonyms: Hunting, Search
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Exploration, Forage, Foraging, Frisk, Frisking, Looking, Looking For, Manhunt, Quest, Seeking, Ransacking, Rummage, Scouring, Shakedown
Derivative terms: Search, Search

12. Verb. Seek, search for. "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Derivative terms: Hunter, Hunting

13. Noun. The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts.
Exact synonyms: Hunting
Specialized synonyms: Canned Hunt, Stalk, Stalking, Still Hunt, Birdnesting, Predation
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil

14. Verb. Search (an area) for prey. "The King used to hunt these forests"
Related verbs: Hunt Down, Run, Track Down
Generic synonyms: Look, Search
Derivative terms: Hunter, Hunting

15. Noun. The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.

Definition of Hunt

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

3. n. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

4. v. i. To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.

5. v. t. To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

Definition of Hunt

1. Proper noun. An English occupational surname for a hunter (for game, birds etc). ¹

2. Verb. To chase down prey and (usually) kill it. ¹

3. Verb. To try to find something; search. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive of a horse) To ride at a hunt. ¹

5. Noun. The act of hunting ¹

6. Noun. A hunting expedition ¹

7. Noun. An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to such an organization (capitalized if the name of a specific organization) ¹

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Definition of Hunt

1. to pursue for food or sport [v -ED, -ING, -S] : HUNTABLE [adj], HUNTEDLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Hunt

1. 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. Origin: AS. Huntian to hunt; cf. Hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. Hinan (in comp) to seize. Cf. Hent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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hunt and peck
hunt club
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hunted and pecked
hunted person
hunter's chicken

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