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hunt·ing

 (hŭn′tĭng)
n.
1. The activity or sport of pursuing game.
2. The act of conducting a search for something: house hunting.
3. Electronics The periodic variation in speed of a synchronous motor with respect to the current.

hunting

(ˈhʌntɪŋ)
n
(Hunting)
a. the pursuit and killing or capture of game and wild animals, regarded as a sport
b. (as modifier): hunting boots; hunting lodge.

hunt•ing

(ˈhʌn tɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person, animal, or thing that hunts.
2. the periodic oscillating of a rotating electromechanical system about a mean space position, as in a synchronous motor.
adj.
3. of, for, or engaged in hunting: a hunting cap.
[before 950]

hunting

  • park - Originally a legal term for land held by royal grant for the keeping of game animals for royals to hunt.
  • sealer, sealing - A sealer is a seal hunter and seal hunting is called sealing.
  • half-cocked - Comes from hunting; a gun at half cock is in the safety position—so it came to mean "incompletely prepared."
  • tryst - Comes from Scottish as a variant of an old word, trist, "an appointed place or station in hunting," and now means a "secret meeting of lovers."

Hunting


the sport of hunting. — cynegetic, adj.
1. the sport of hunting with falcons or other trained birds of prey.
2. the training of birds of prey.
Archaic. the sport or occupation of hunting. — venatic, venatical, venational, adj.
1. Archaic. the sport, practice, or art of hunting or the chase.
2. the animals that are hunted.

hunting

shooting

In American English, hunting is the killing of wild animals or birds as a sport or for food, using guns.

...the shotgun the President used when he went deer hunting.

In British English, hunting usually refers to the chasing and killing of foxes by dogs, followed by people on horseback. The killing of animals and birds with guns is referred to in British English as shooting.

For hunting with hounds was voted illegal in Scotland.
Grouse shooting begins in August.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunting - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sporthunting - 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"
2.hunting - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someonehunting - 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"
3.hunting - 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

hunting

noun blood sports, coursing, stalking, field sports referendums whether or not to ban hunting in the country
Quotations
"The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable" [Oscar Wilde]
Translations
صَيْدٌصَيْد، إصْطِياد
lov
jagt
metsästys
lov
veiîi, veiîar
狩り
사냥
lov
jakt
การล่าสัตว์
avavcılıkavlanma
sự đi săn

hunting

[ˈhʌntɪŋ]
A. N (Sport) → caza f, cacería f
B. CPD hunting box Npabellón m de caza
the hunting fraternity Nlos aficionados a la caza
hunting ground Ncazadero m
a happy hunting ground for (fig) → un terreno fértil para
hunting horn Ncuerno m de caza
hunting lodge Npabellón m de caza
hunting pink Nchaqueta f de caza roja
hunting season Népoca f de caza

hunting

[ˈhʌntɪŋ] n
(for sport)chasse f
I'm against hunting → Je suis contre la chasse. fox-hunting, job huntinghunting ground n
(for animals)terrain m de chasse
(fig)terrain m de chasse
a good hunting ground for sth → un bon terrain de chasse pour qchhunting rifle nfusil m de chassehunting season nsaison f de chassehunt saboteur nmilitant(e) m/f qui participe à des actions directes contre la chasse

hunting

n
die Jagd, das Jagen; the hunting in these woods is excellentdiese Wälder sind ein gutes Jagdgebiet
(fig: = search) → Suche f(for nach); after a lot of huntingnach langer Suche

hunting

in cpdsJagd-;
hunting box
nJagdhütte f
hunting ground
n (lit, fig)Jagdrevier nt, → Jagdgebiet nt; to go to the happy huntingsin die ewigen Jagdgründe eingehen; a happy hunting (fig)ein beliebtes or einträgliches Jagdrevier (for für)
hunting horn
nJagdhorn nt
hunting licence, (US) hunting license
nJagdschein m
hunting lodge
nJagdhütte f; (larger) → Jagdschloss nt
hunting pink
n (= colour)Rot nt (des Reitrockes); (= clothes)roter (Jagd)rock

hunting

[ˈhʌntɪŋ] n (Sport) → caccia

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.

hunting

صَيْدٌ lov jagt Jagd κυνήγι cacería metsästys chasse lov caccia 狩り 사냥 jacht jakt polowanie caça охота jakt การล่าสัตว์ av sự đi săn 打猎
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BORN TO RUN "Because field trial German shorthairs are programmed to run fast and far in competition where speed and distance are priorities, most field trial dogs aren't generally thought of as just plain hunting dogs that might stay in close for pheasants or ruffed grouse," says Dan Harrington from Lansing, Mich.
The main feature of Plain Bob is the continued plain hunting of the treble.