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- 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."
2. the training of birds of prey.
2. the animals that are hunted.
In American English, hunting is the killing of wild animals or birds as a sport or for food, using guns.
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.
|Noun||1.||hunting - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport|
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
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
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"
|2.||hunting - 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
frisk, frisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
manhunt - an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
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
"The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable" [Oscar Wilde]
the hunting fraternity N → los aficionados a la caza
hunting ground N → cazadero m
a happy hunting ground for (fig) → un terreno fértil para
hunting horn N → cuerno m de caza
hunting lodge N → pabellón m de caza
hunting pink N → chaqueta f de caza roja
hunting season N → época f de caza
I'm against hunting → Je suis contre la chasse. fox-hunting, job huntinghunting ground n