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Verb: hunt  húnt
  1. Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"; "Goering often hunted down wild boars in Poland";
    - run, hunt down, track down
     
  2. Seek, search for
    "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
     
  3. Pursue or chase relentlessly
    "the detectives hunted the suspect until they found him";
    - hound, trace
     
  4. Chase or drive away, as with force
    "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighbourhood"
     
  5. Yaw back and forth about a flight path
     
  6. Oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent
    "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
     
  7. Search (an area) for prey
    "The King used to hunt these forests"
Noun: hunt  húnt
  1. An association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    - hunt club
     
  2. An instance of searching for something
    "the hunt for submarines"
     
  3. The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    - search, hunting
     
  4. The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
    - hunting
     
  5. The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    - hunting
Noun: Hunt  húnt
  1. United States architect (1827-1895)
    - Richard Morris Hunt
     
  2. British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
    - Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Hunt
     
  3. Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    - Holman Hunt, William Holman Hunt

Derived forms: hunts, hunted, hunting, Hunts

Type of: activity, architect, author, blood sport, capture, catch, chase, chase after, club, designer, dog, drive out, field sport, force out, gild, give chase, go after, guild, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], lodge, look, look for, order, oscillate, outdoor sport, Pre-Raphaelite, rouse, rout out, search, seek, social club, society, tag, tail, toil, track, trail, vibrate, writer, yaw

Encyclopedia: Hunt, TX