huntsman


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hunts·man

 (hŭnts′mən)
n.
1. A man who hunts.
2. A man who manages the hounds in the hunting field.

huntsman

(ˈhʌntsmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Hunting) a person who hunts
2. (Hunting) a person who looks after and trains hounds, and manages them during a hunt

hunts•man

(ˈhʌnts mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. the member of a hunt staff who manages the hounds during the hunt.
2. a hunter.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.huntsman - someone who hunts gamehuntsman - someone who hunts game    
bounty hunter - a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
courser - a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
deer hunter - hunter of deer
duck hunter - hunter of ducks
falconer, hawker - a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
fowler - someone who hunts wild birds for food
huntress - a woman hunter
lion-hunter - someone who hunts lions
pothunter - someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
snarer - someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
stalker - someone who stalks game
tracker - someone who tracks down game
trapper - someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
Translations
صَيّاد، قَنّاص
lovec
jæger
veiîimaîur

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] N (huntsmen (pl)) (= hunter) → cazador m

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] nchasseur m

huntsman

n pl <-men> → Jagdreiter m

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] n (-men (pl)) → cacciatore m

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.
References in classic literature ?
came at that moment, that inimitable huntsman's call which unites the deepest bass with the shrillest tenor, and round the corner came Daniel the head huntsman and head kennelman, a gray, wrinkled old man with hair cut straight over his forehead, Ukrainian fashion, a long bent whip in his hand, and that look of independence and scorn of everything that is only seen in huntsmen.
Nicholas said timidly, conscious at the sight of the weather, the hounds, and the huntsman that he was being carried away by that irresistible passion for sport which makes a man forget all his previous resolutions, as a lover forgets in the presence of his mistress.
said the huntsman in his deep bass, deep as a proto-deacon's and hoarse with hallooing- and two flashing black eyes gazed from under his brows at his master, who was silent.
Daniel, tell them to saddle for us, and Michael must come with my dogs," she added to the huntsman.
These words were said by a huntsman peacefully seated at the edge of the forest of Ile-Adam, who was finishing an Havana cigar while waiting for his companion, who had lost his way in the tangled underbrush of the wood.
said the stout huntsman, mopping his forehead and leaning against the trunk of a tree nearly opposite to his companion, for he felt unequal to the effort of leaping the ditch between them.
The poor discouraged huntsman sat down on a stone that supported the signpost, relieved himself of his gun and his gamebag, and heaved a long sigh.
When these men heard the tailor speaking thus, they were overcome by a great dread, and ran as if the wild huntsman were behind them, and none of them would venture anything further against him.
The Salt Lake Tribune later reported that Huntsman died of&nbsp;sepsis secondary to cellulitis.
Specialist chemicals company Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) revealed on Monday the completion of its secondary public offering of Venator (NYSE:VNTR) for net proceeds of USD471m.
Having served now in every administration since Ronald Reagan, and with deep political experience as Utah governor and as a presidential candidate, Governor Huntsman brings unique capabilities to a complicated and crucial assignment.
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