• 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
    • v hunt pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland","The dogs are running deer","The Duke hunted in these woods"
    • v hunt search (an area) for prey "The King used to hunt these forests"
    • v hunt seek, search for "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
    • v hunt oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
    • v hunt pursue or chase relentlessly "The hunters traced the deer into the woods","the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
    • v hunt yaw back and forth about a flight path "the plane's nose yawed"
    • v hunt chase away, with as with force "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
    • n hunt the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    • n hunt the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
    • n hunt the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    • n hunt an instance of searching for something "the hunt for submarines"
    • n hunt an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    • n Hunt British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
    • n Hunt United States architect (1827-1895)
    • n Hunt Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
    • Hunt A district of country hunted over. "Every landowner within the hunt ."
    • Hunt A pack of hounds. "A cry more tunable
      Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn."
    • Hunt An association of huntsmen.
    • Hunt The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search. "The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray."
    • Hunt The game secured in the hunt.
    • Hunt (Mach) 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.
    • Hunt To drive; to chase; -- with down from away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
    • Hunt To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds. "Esau went to the field to hunt for venison."
    • Hunt (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
    • Hunt 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."
    • Hunt 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."
    • Hunt To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after. "He after honor hunts , I after love."
    • Hunt (Change Ringing) To shift up and down in order regularly.
    • Hunt To use or manage in the chase, as hounds. "He hunts a pack of dogs."
    • Hunt To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.
    • hunt To chase, as wild animals, for the purpose of catching or killing; search for or follow after, as game.
    • hunt To search after; pursue; follow closely.
    • hunt To use, direct, or manage in the chase.
    • hunt To pursue game or wild animals over; specifically, to pursue foxes over: as, the district was hunted by the foxhounds.
    • hunt To follow the chase; pursue game or other wild animals.
    • hunt To make a search or quest; seek: with for or after.
    • hunt In bell-ringing, to alter the place of a bell in its set according to certain rules. When the place of the bell is changing from first to last, the process is called hunting-up; when from last back to first, hunting-down.
    • n hunt The act of seeking for or chasing game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing them; a pursuit; a chase.
    • n hunt A pack of hounds engaged in the chase.
    • n hunt An association of huntsmen: as, the Caledonian hunt.
    • n hunt The region of country hunted with hounds.
    • n hunt Game killed in the chase.
    • n hunt The act of seeking or searching for something; a search or inquisition.
    • n hunt One who hunts; a hunter; a huntsman.
    • hunt In mech., to jump back and forth instead of remaining steady. Thus an engine governor is said to be ‘hunting’ when it goes too far in cutting off steam or putting it on, making the speed of the engine vary a little each way from the designed speed.
    • n hunt In bell-ringing, a bell which is taken out of its order and then hunted by the others in the peal. See hunt, v. i., 3.
    • n hunt In electricity, the see-sawing, surging of speed, or oscillating which sometimes occurs in synchronous motors or other electrical apparatus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Whale hunting is strictly prohibitted throughout the entire state of Oklahoma.
    • v.t Hunt hunt to chase wild animals for prey or sport: to chase such over a country: to search for: to pursue
    • v.i Hunt to go out in pursuit of game: to search
    • n Hunt a chase of wild animals: search: a pack of hunting hounds: an association of huntsmen
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  • William E. Gladstone
    “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
    Samuel Vauclain
    “If you don't get a kick out of the job you're doing you'd better hunt for another one.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.”
  • Josh Billings
    “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.”


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.
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.
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.
Tall enough to hunt geese with a rake - (USA) A person who's much taller than a person of average height.
That dog won't hunt - (USA) Very common Southern US expression meaning: What you say makes no sense.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. huntian, to hunt; cf. hentan, to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan,in comp.) to seize. √36. Cf. Hent


In literature:

Now those mosquito he'll hunt his home yas, heem!
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
They slept, and awakened, and the strong man went out hunting as was his wont.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
The King was out hunting, when suddenly a little white rabbit leaped into his arms.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
It is not necessary to multiply examples of this simple and widespread method of hunting.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
She had longed to hunt herself, but her father had objected.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
This lord had peculiar ideas about hunting, in reference to sport in general.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Probably this is one reason why selections from Leigh Hunt, of which Mr. Kent's is the latest and best, have been frequent.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
But the personal appearance of Mr. Daly on hunting mornings, was not a matter of indifference.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
The Hunts have begun their little dances, too.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Hunt the Runner, sir; Hunt from Bow Street; English warrant.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

"And much, I fear, 't will peril thee
Within thy doors to take
A hunted seeker of the Truth,
Oppressed for conscience' sake."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Only, at times, a smoke-wreath
With the drifting cloud-rack joins,—
The smoke of the hunting-lodges
Of the wild Assiniboins.
"The Red River Voyageur" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She swam wi' him across the Clyde,
An' bare him to his ain door stane;
Lang after that he hidin' lay
Till he was hunted oot an' ta'en.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
"It profiteth me naught, Amyntas mine,
That in your very heart you spurn me not,
If, while you hunt the boar, I guard the nets."
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
"It profiteth me naught, Amyntas mine,
That in your very heart you spurn me not,
If, while you hunt the boar, I guard the nets."
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
It chanc'd the king of that same place
With all his lords a hunting was,
And seeing me weepe, upon the same,
Askt who I was and whence I came.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British

In news:

Florida Expands Hunting Opportunities, Deer Quota Hunts.
My hunting partner and I are on a quest to hunt in all 50 states.
The only hunting that I did not enjoy was when I was first taken out snipe hunting at night.
Jill Shipp and Timothy Hunt, both of Woodstock, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Hunt, to David Frye , son of Yolanda Frye and Lester Curry of Winchester.
I have a hunting question for those over 60 years old and still avid big game hunters, especially those who sometimes hunt alone.
Wisconsin's Chippewa bands are trying to convince a federal judge hunting wolves at night is more dangerous than hunting deer after dark.
After a Saluki basketball win and post-game locker room visit, the 18 Wounded Warriors making the trip to Carbondale were treated to a day of duck hunting at Grassy Lake Hunting Club.
He said he understands hunting for food but not entertainment, and that's how he views the coyote hunt contest.
Leonard pleads guilty in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Tuesday to numerous charges, including hunting under revocation and night hunting .
Great hunt with my best hunting partner, my dad.
The use of crossbows to hunt deer is not allowed during the regular bow hunting season.
Deer hunting season starts on Thursday and efforts by the Michigan DNR with rules, guidelines and education programs to make the hunt safer have really paid off.
Florida Expands Hunting Opportunities, Deer Quota Hunts .
Chris Colligan with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition said hunting discussions are premature, particularly when the number of bears killed by humans is high even in the absence of hunting .
The hunt will begin Friday (11th) at noon and will conclude after the Saturday afternoon hunt and evening meal.

In science:

In fact, both methods are rather like a powerful hunting rifle.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Thus, by standard Doob-Hunt theory (see, for example, [15, 43]), any realisation of the corresponding Doob transform, starting from the origin o, almost surely goes to infinity in the direction p.
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
We have described an inexpensive prototype survey camera designed to monitor a wide-field on-sky area and hunt for transiting extra-solar planets.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Both estimates make use of a few combinatorial arguments which essentially was introduced already by Erd¨os and Hunt in to derive bounds in the symmetric case of the same order as those given here (they additionally assume continuity of the random variables).
Level Crossing Probabilities I: One-dimensional Random Walks and Symmetrization
Friedgut, Hunting for sharp thresholds, submitted.
Colouring complete bipartite graphs from random lists