hunting

Definitions

  • Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool
    Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hunting the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    • n hunting the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
    • n hunting the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He used to hunt rabbits in Kentucky He used to hunt rabbits in Kentucky
Nobody must hunt wild beasts Nobody must hunt wild beasts
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...
Boar-Hunt Boar-Hunt
MERRIMACK RIVER BELOW HUNT'S FALLS MERRIMACK RIVER BELOW HUNT'S FALLS
SCENE BELOW HUNT'S FALLS SCENE BELOW HUNT'S FALLS
OPENING OF THE WITCH-HUNTING SEASON OPENING OF THE WITCH-HUNTING SEASON
FRANKLIN'S MORNING HUNT FOR HIS SHOES FRANKLIN'S MORNING HUNT FOR HIS SHOES

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
    • n Hunting The pursuit of game or of wild animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Female lions do 90% of the hunting.
    • n hunting The pursuit of game; the art or practice of pursuing wild animals in any way for the purpose of capturing or killing them; the chase, either as a source of livelihood or as a recreation or field sport; absolutely, in England, fox-hunting; coursing.
    • n hunting In change-ringing, the operation of changing the order in which any bell in a peal is rung. See hunt, v. i., 3. Synonyms Shooting. See gunning.
    • n hunting An arrangement in the number of teeth of gears in contact such that the same teeth come into touch with each other only after a number of revolutions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone's ear while they are moose hunting.
    • Hunting the pursuit of wild game, the chase
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Quotations

  • William E. Gladstone
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    “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.”
  • Neil Kendall
    Neil Kendall
    “Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.”
  • Samuel Vauclain
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    “If you don't get a kick out of the job you're doing you'd better hunt for another one.”
  • Ezra Pound
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    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.”

Idioms

Run with the hare and hunt with the hounds - This means to be a member of or to support two groups that are at odds with each other.
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Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds - If someone is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds, they are trying to support or go with two opposing views, causes or factions at the same time.
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Snipe hunt - A snipe hunt is a situation in which someone is tricked into chasing after something that does not exist. The origin comes from a hazing ritual in which someone would be led into the field to catch snipe (an imaginary animal) in a sack while the other hunters pushed the snipe in that direction. The other hunters would in reality leave the hunter there and go on their way.
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Tall enough to hunt geese with a rake - (USA) A person who's much taller than a person of average height.
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That dog won't hunt - (USA) Very common Southern US expression meaning: What you say makes no sense.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. huntian; A.S. hentan, to seize.

Usage

In literature:

I wear a hunting-shirt of dressed deerskin.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The "drive" is the most exciting mode of hunting deer; and the one practised by those who hunt for "the sport.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
They hunted high and low, but no Dick was to be found, and Fanny burst into tears.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
But in his own country is the best whale-hunting.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
We can put up at the cabin a few days and make a thorough hunt for any sign of the missing man.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Daniel knew the hunting would be good.
"Daniel Boone" by Katharine E. Wilkie
The Indians hunted the buffalo and they also hunted him.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Then each morning he would go to the lake, and hunt for places where the rushes came through the ice.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Breed loosed the hunting cry but there was no answering call.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
Tom Ross had taken out his hunting knife and with his back to the others was cutting at something.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

Ere hounds can open on the scent,
To every chase my steps are bent,
And shame were it now for the king's evil will
To lose a good hunt as it sweeps o'er the hill.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Little Bruno, our long-ear pup,
From his hunt had come back to my heel.
I heard a sharp worrying sound,
And Bruno foamed on the ground,
With Koby as making a meal.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
"I skip forty years," said the Baker in tears,
"And proceed without further remark
To the day when you took me aboard of your ship
To help you in hunting the Snark.
"Fit The Third - The Baker's Tale" by Lewis Carroll
"I skip forty years," said the Baker, in tears,
"And proceed without further remark
To the day when you took me aboard of your ship
To help you in hunting the Snark.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Then lay before us on the rigid rack
Straw limbs and a horse's polished skull.
Gulls mocked as walked away across the sea
The man we hunted but could not keep or kill.
"The Island" by George Woodcock
I plod and peer amid mean sounds and shapes,
I hunt for dusty gain and dreary praise,
And slowly pass the dismal grinning days,
Monkeying each other like a line of apes.
"The Triumph Of Man" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

The Hunt For A Vanishing Woodpecker.
Join photographer Kindra Clineff as she documents the Myopia Hunt Club's horses, riders and hounds throughout the fall hunt season.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved big game hunting license numbers for the upcoming fall hunting seasons.
Dove hunting is the least expensive form of hunting there is, making it also the most popular.
Quail hunting opens Saturday in Oklahoma and next week is the 44th Grand National Quail Hunt in Enid.
A group adamantly opposed to trophy hunting of grizzly and black bears has bought the commercial hunting rights in a vast area of the Great Bear Rainforest.
I am a responsible hunter with over 20 years experience looking to hunt a private lease or join a hunting club in the greater Hampton Roads area.
Rick Santorum bagged at least four pheasants during his hunting trip Monday at Doc's Hunt Club.
The Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club of Bucyrus has scheduled its 14 th annual Family Field Day for tomorrow (September 29), which is National Hunting and Fishing Day.
The boundaries of the state's three deer-hunting units are listed in the 2012 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold and online.
The traditional muzzleloader deer hunting season opens Dec 12 and runs through Dec 17 in all West Virginia counties open to buck firearm hunting.
For information about hunting in Michigan, including regulations, season dates and bag limits, go to www.michigan.gov/hunting.
Ophelia Robinson, a daughter of Sylvia and Willie Robinson of New York, was married on Friday evening to Gregorio Miguel Hunt, a son of Albertina and Cliffton Hunt of Hampton, Va.
James Kellogg picked up his award for "Californian of the Year" from the Outdoor Writers Association of California, and then he went hunting, and hunting, and hunting again.
He and I busted our butts for 26 hours in a three-evening span during a hot week in July, cutting 735 yards' worth of paths, in jungle brush, just so I could rabbit hunt it and he could deer hunt it.
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In science:

With the beginning of Run II at the Tevatron, the era of precision top physics has begun and the hunt for the Higgs boson has resumed.
Top and Higgs Physics at the Tevatron
The hunt for accurate peak positions is software- and user-dependent.
SDPD Round Robin 2002 Results
The central fit value of mH now coincides with the lower limit from direct searches at LEP 47 , and the hunt for the Higgs at hadron colliders is very much on.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
The hunt for ∆g is also one of the main physics drives for polarized RHIC.
The Spin Structure of the Proton
Early on, one of the planet hunting groups set their planet detection threshold at five times the S/N ratio.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
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