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hunt

 (hŭnt)
v. hunt·ed, hunt·ing, hunts
v.tr.
1. To pursue (game) for food or sport.
2. To search through (an area) for prey: hunted the ridges.
3. To make use of (hounds, for example) in pursuing game.
4. To pursue intensively so as to capture or kill: hunted down the escaped convict.
5. To seek out; search for.
6. To drive out forcibly, especially by harassing; chase away: hunted the newcomers out of town.
v.intr.
1. To pursue game.
2. To make a search; seek.
3. Aerospace
a. To yaw back and forth about a flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack. Used of an aircraft, rocket, or space vehicle.
b. To rotate up and down or back and forth without being deflected by the pilot. Used of a control surface or a rocket motor in gimbals.
4. Engineering
a. To oscillate about a selected value. Used of a machine, instrument, or system.
b. To swing back and forth; oscillate. Used of an indicator on a display or instrument panel.
n.
1. The act or sport of hunting: an enthusiast for the hunt.
2.
a. A hunting expedition or outing, usually with horses and hounds.
b. Those taking part in such an expedition or outing.
3. The hunting season for a particular animal: last year's deer hunt.
4. A diligent search or pursuit: on a hunt for cheap gas.

[Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian.]

hunt

(hʌnt)
vb
1. (Hunting) to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport
2. (often foll by: for) to look (for); search (for): to hunt for a book; to hunt up a friend.
3. (Hunting) (tr) to use (hounds, horses, etc) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc: to hunt a pack of hounds.
4. (Hunting) (tr) to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc: to hunt the parkland.
5. (often foll by: down) to track or chase diligently, esp so as to capture: to hunt down a criminal.
6. (tr; usually passive) to persecute; hound
7. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc) to oscillate about a mean value or position
8. (Astronautics) (intr) (of an aircraft, rocket, etc) to oscillate about a flight path
n
9. the act or an instance of hunting
10. chase or search, esp of animals or game
11. (Hunting) the area of a hunt
12. (Hunting) a party or institution organized for the pursuit of wild animals or game, esp for sport
13. (Hunting) the participants in or members of such a party or institution
14. in the hunt informal having a chance of success: that result keeps us in the hunt. See also hunt down, hunt up
[Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp]
ˈhuntedly adv

Hunt

(hʌnt)
n
1. (Biography) Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773–1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
2. (Biography) (William) Holman. 1827–1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
3. (Biography) James. 1947–93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
4. (Biography) (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910–98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
5. (Biography) (James Henry) Leigh (liː). 1784–1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley

hunt

(hʌnt)
v.t.
1. to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
2. to pursue (a person) aggressively in order to capture (often fol. by down): to hunt down a kidnapper.
3. to search for; seek (often fol. by up or out): to hunt out the perfect birthday gift.
4. to search thoroughly; scour.
5. to pursue or take game in: Poachers have been hunting the king's woods.
6. to use or direct (a horse, hound, etc.) in chasing game.
v.i.
7. to engage in the pursuit, capture, or killing of wild animals for food or in sport.
8. to make a search or quest (often fol. by for or after).
n.
9. the act or practice of hunting game or other wild animals.
10. a search or pursuit; a seeking to find.
11. a group of persons associated or gathered for the purpose of hunting.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English huntian, derivative of hunta hunter, akin to hentan to pursue; compare hent, hint]
hunt′a•ble, adj.

Hunt

(hʌnt)

n.
(James Henry) Leigh, 1784–1859, English writer.

hunt


Past participle: hunted
Gerund: hunting

Imperative
hunt
hunt
Present
I hunt
you hunt
he/she/it hunts
we hunt
you hunt
they hunt
Preterite
I hunted
you hunted
he/she/it hunted
we hunted
you hunted
they hunted
Present Continuous
I am hunting
you are hunting
he/she/it is hunting
we are hunting
you are hunting
they are hunting
Present Perfect
I have hunted
you have hunted
he/she/it has hunted
we have hunted
you have hunted
they have hunted
Past Continuous
I was hunting
you were hunting
he/she/it was hunting
we were hunting
you were hunting
they were hunting
Past Perfect
I had hunted
you had hunted
he/she/it had hunted
we had hunted
you had hunted
they had hunted
Future
I will hunt
you will hunt
he/she/it will hunt
we will hunt
you will hunt
they will hunt
Future Perfect
I will have hunted
you will have hunted
he/she/it will have hunted
we will have hunted
you will have hunted
they will have hunted
Future Continuous
I will be hunting
you will be hunting
he/she/it will be hunting
we will be hunting
you will be hunting
they will be hunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hunting
you have been hunting
he/she/it has been hunting
we have been hunting
you have been hunting
they have been hunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hunting
you will have been hunting
he/she/it will have been hunting
we will have been hunting
you will have been hunting
they will have been hunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hunting
you had been hunting
he/she/it had been hunting
we had been hunting
you had been hunting
they had been hunting
Conditional
I would hunt
you would hunt
he/she/it would hunt
we would hunt
you would hunt
they would hunt
Past Conditional
I would have hunted
you would have hunted
he/she/it would have hunted
we would have hunted
you would have hunted
they would have hunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunt - Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)Hunt - Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
2.hunt - United States architect (1827-1895)Hunt - United States architect (1827-1895)
3.hunt - British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)Hunt - British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
4.hunt - an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
5.hunt - an instance of searching for something; "the hunt for submarines"
search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
6.hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someonehunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
exploration - a careful systematic search
foraging, forage - the act of searching for food and provisions
frisk, frisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
looking for, looking - the act of searching visually
manhunt - an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
seeking, quest - the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
ransacking, rummage - a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion); "he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis"
scouring - moving over territory to search for something; "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"
shakedown - a very thorough search of a person or a place; "a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"
7.hunt - the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
canned hunt - a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
stalking, still hunt, stalk - a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
birdnesting - hunting for birds' nests to get the eggs
predation - the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
8.hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sporthunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
field sport, outdoor sport - a sport that is played outdoors
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
battue - a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter
beagling - hunting rabbits with beagles
coursing - hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent
deer hunt, deer hunting - hunting deer
duck hunting, ducking - hunting ducks
fox hunting, foxhunt - mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox
pigsticking - the sport of hunting wild boar with spears
bag - capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"
batfowl - catch birds by temporarily blinding them
snare, trammel, trap, ensnare, entrap - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"
Verb1.hunt - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)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"
snipe - hunt or shoot snipe
whale - hunt for whales
still-hunt, ambush - hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
turtle - hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation
drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
rabbit - hunt rabbits
fowl - hunt fowl in the forest
poach - hunt illegally; "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"
seal - hunt seals
ferret - hunt with ferrets
hunt - search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
course - hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
foxhunt - hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs
jacklight, jack - hunt with a jacklight
hawk - hunt with hawks; "the tribes like to hawk in the desert"
falcon - hunt with falcons; "The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
fowl - hunt fowl
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
run - cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
forage, scrounge - collect or look around for (food)
2.hunt - pursue or chase relentlesslyhunt - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
dog, give chase, go after, chase, tail, chase after, trail, track, tag - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
ferret - hound or harry relentlessly
3.hunt - chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
drive out, rouse, rout out, force out - force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
4.hunt - yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
yaw - deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship"
5.hunt - oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
oscillate, vibrate - move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"
6.hunt - seek, search for; "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
7.hunt - search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - 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"
search, look - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

hunt

verb
1. stalk, track, chase, pursue, trail, hound, gun for Her irate husband was hunting her lover with a gun.
noun
1. search, hunting, investigation, chase, pursuit, quest The couple had helped in the hunt for the toddlers.
hunt for something or someone search for, look for, try to find, seek for, forage for, rummage for, scour for, look high and low, fossick for (Austral. & N.Z.), go in quest of, ferret about for A forensic team was hunting for clues.

hunt

verb
1. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it:
2. To try to find something:
phrasal verb
hunt down
To pursue and locate:
Idiom: run to earth.
Translations
بَحْث، تَفْتيشصَيْد، إصْطِياديَصْطاد، يَبْحَثُ عَنيَصِيدُيُطارِد، يُلاحِق
lovitlovloveckýpátránípátrat
jagejagtlede eftersøgelede
metsästäämetsästyssaalistaajahdatajahti
lovititražitilov
kutatvadászatvadászik
elta; reka burtleitveiîaveiîi
狩りをする狩る
사냥하다(…을) 찾다
ieškojimasmedžiojimasmedžiotimedžiotojasnaršyti visus kampus
izsekotmedībasmedītmeklējumimeklēt
vânavânătoare
lovloviti
jagajakt
ล่าสัตว์
avavla makavlamakizini sürmekpeşine düşme
săn bắnsăn mồi

hunt

[hʌnt]
A. N
1. (for animals) → caza f, cacería f (for de) (= huntsmen) → partida f de caza, (grupo m de) cazadores mpl
2. (= search) → busca f, búsqueda f (for de) (= pursuit) → persecución f
the hunt for the murdererla busca or búsqueda del asesino
to be on the hunt forestar or andar a la caza de
the hunt is onha comenzado la búsqueda
we joined in the hunt for the missing keyayudamos a buscar la llave perdida
B. VT
1. [+ animal] → cazar; [+ hounds] → emplear en la caza; [+ area of country] → recorrer de caza, cazar en
2. (= search for) → buscar; (= pursue) → perseguir
C. VI
1. (Sport) → cazar, ir de cacería
to go huntingir de caza
2. (= search) → buscar por todas partes
to hunt forbuscar
he hunted for it in his pocketlo buscó en el bolsillo
to hunt about or around forbuscar por todas partes
D. CPD hunt ball N baile organizado tras una cacería
hunt down VT + ADV [+ person] → dar caza a; [+ thing] → buscar (hasta encontrar)
hunt out VT + ADVbuscar (hasta encontrar)
hunt up VT + ADVbuscar

hunt

[ˈhʌnt]
vt
(= seek) → chercher
(for sport)chasser
People used to hunt wild boar → On chassait le sanglier autrefois.
(= look for) [+ criminal] → pourchasser
The police are hunting the killer → La police pourchasse le criminel.
vi
(= search) to hunt for sth → chercher qch
I hunted everywhere for that book → J'ai cherché ce livre partout.
Detectives are hunting for clues → Les détectives cherchent des indices.
(for prey) [animal] → chasser
Leopards hunt alone → Les léopards chassent en solitaire.
(for prey) [person] → chasser (= hunt foxes) → chasser le renard
to go hunting → aller à la chasse
n
(as sport, for animal)chasse f
(= search) → recherche f
a hunt for sb [+ lost person] → une battue pour retrouver qn; [+ criminal, fugitive] → une chasse à qn
hunt down
vt [+ person] → traquer

hunt

nJagd f; (= huntsmen)Jagd(gesellschaft) f; (fig: = search) → Suche f; tiger huntTigerjagd f; the hunt is ondie Suche hat begonnen; to have a hunt for somethingnach etw fahnden (inf), → eine Suche nach etw veranstalten; to be on the hunt for something (for animal)etw jagen, auf etw (acc)Jagd machen; (fig)auf der Suche or Jagd nach etw sein (inf)
vt
(Hunt) → jagen; (= search for) criminaljagen, fahnden nach; missing article etcsuchen; missing personsuchen, fahnden nach; hunt the slipper/thimblePantoffel-/Fingerhutverstecken nt
to hunt a horse/houndszu Pferd/mit Hunden jagen
vi
(Hunt) → jagen; to go huntingjagen, auf die Jagd gehen
(= search)suchen (for, after nach); to hunt for an animalauf ein Tier Jagd machen; he is hunting for a jober sucht eine Stelle

hunt

[hʌnt]
1. n (gen) → caccia; (huntsmen) → cacciatori mpl; (search) hunt (for)ricerca (di)
tiger hunt → caccia alla tigre
I've had a hunt for the book → ho cercato il libro dappertutto
2. vt (animal) → andare a caccia di; (search) → cercare
I've hunted the house for it → ho messo la casa sottosopra per trovarlo
3. vi (Sport) → cacciare
to go hunting → andare a caccia
to hunt for (animal) → cacciare (object, information) → cercare dappertutto
she hunted in her bag for the keys → ha rovistato nella borsa per trovare le chiavi
hunt down vt + adv (criminal, enemy) → dar la caccia a
hunt out vt + advscovare
hunt up vt + advscovare

hunt

(hant) verb
1. to chase (animals etc) for food or for sport. He spent the whole day hunting (deer).
2. to pursue or drive out. The murderer was hunted from town to town.
noun
1. the act of hunting animals etc. a tiger hunt.
2. a search. I'll have a hunt for that lost necklace.
ˈhunterfeminine ˈhuntress noun
a person who hunts.
ˈhunting noun
the activity of chasing animals etc for food or for sport.
ˈhuntsman (ˈhants-) noun
a hunter.
hunt down
to search for (someone or something) until found. The police hunted down the escaped prisoner.
hunt for
to search for. I've been hunting for that shoe all morning.
hunt high and low
to search everywhere.
hunt out
to search for (something that has been put away) until it is found. I'll hunt out that old photograph for you.

hunt

يَصِيدُ lovit, pátrat jage, lede efter jagen κυνηγώ cazar metsästää, saalistaa chasser loviti, tražiti cacciare 狩りをする 사냥하다, (…을) 찾다 jagen, zoeken jage, jakte polować, upolować caçar, procurar охотиться jaga ล่าสัตว์ avlamak săn bắn, săn mồi 猎取, 猎食
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Here, after considerable search, and sympathetic questions as to what he wanted it for, and whether ordinary flour paste wouldn't do as well if she couldn't find it, the widow Homan finally hunted down her solitary bottle of glue to its hiding-place in a medley of cough-lozenges and corset-laces.
The pack had been loath to forego the kill it had hunted down, and it lingered for several minutes, making sure of the sounds, and then it, too, sprang away on the trail made by the she- wolf.
I'm not a doctor only; I'm a magistrate; and if I catch a breath of complaint against you, if it's only for a piece of incivility like tonight's, I'll take effectual means to have you hunted down and routed out of this.
And this dim ray of light did so diffuse itself within him, and did so kindle up and shine, that at last he had it as plainly and visibly before him as the blaze by which he sat; and, fully persuaded that he was the first to make the discovery, and that he had started, hunted down, fallen upon, and knocked on the head, a perfectly original idea which had never presented itself to any other man, alive or dead, he laid down his pipe, rubbed his hands, and chuckled audibly.
Separation from her grandfather was the greatest evil she could dread; and feeling for the time as though, go where they would, they were to be hunted down, and could never be safe but in hiding, her heart failed her, and her courage drooped.
It was true, it was true,--that here in this huge city, with its stores of heaped-up wealth, human creatures might be hunted down and destroyed by the wild-beast powers of nature, just as truly as ever they were in the days of the cave men!
hunted down now like a deer,--hunted down, jest for havin' natural feelin's, and doin' what no kind o' mother could help a doin'
He is hunted down and miserable, and has only a poor thread of life in him.
I have been made the instrument of working out this dreadful retribution upon the head of a man who, in the hot pursuit of his bad ends, has persecuted and hunted down his own child to death.
these modern creatures wish rather to be hunted down, wounded and torn to shreds, than to live alone with themselves in solitary calm.
If the war was a naval one, you destroyed your enemy's battle fleet and then blockaded his ports, secured his coaling stations, and hunted down any stray cruisers that threatened your ports of commerce.
He had found an unknown bivalve, forming a new genus, and, more than this, he had hunted down and secured, with Jupiter's assistance, a scarabæus which he believed to be totally new, but in respect to which he wished to have my opinion on the morrow.