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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunt  \Hunt\,  v.  i. 
  1.  (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. 
 
  2.  (Change  Ringing)  To  shift  up  and  down  in  order  regularly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunt  \Hunt\,  v.  t.  (Change  Ringing) 
  To  move  or  shift  the  order  of  (a  bell)  in  a  regular  course  of 
  changes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunt  \Hunt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hunted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hunting}.]  [AS.  huntian  to  hunt;  cf  hentan  to  follow 
  pursue,  Goth.  hin?an  (in  comp.)  to  seize.  [root]36.  Cf 
  {Hent}.] 
  1.  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.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  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 
  --Ps.  cxl.  11. 
 
  3.  To  drive;  to  chase;  --  with  down  from  away  etc.;  as  to 
  hunt  down  a  criminal;  he  was  hunted  from  the  parish. 
 
  4.  To  use  or  manage  in  the  chase,  as  hounds. 
 
  He  hunts  a  pack  of  dogs.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  To  use  or  traverse  in  pursuit  of  game;  as  he  hunts  the 
  woods,  or  the  country. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunt  \Hunt\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  follow  the  chase;  to  go  out  in  pursuit  of  game;  to 
  course  with  hounds. 
 
  Esau  went  to  the  field  to  hunt  for  venison.  --Gen. 
  xxvii.  5. 
 
  2.  To  seek;  to  pursue;  to  search;  --  with  for  or  after 
 
  He  after  honor  hunts,  I  after  love.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  hunt  counter},  to  trace  the  scent  backward  in  hunting,  as 
  a  hound  to  go  back  on  one's  steps.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunt  \Hunt\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  chasing  wild  animals;  chase; 
  pursuit;  search. 
 
  The  hunt  is  up  the  morn  is  bright  and  gray.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  game  secured  in  the  hunt.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  pack  of  hounds.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  An  association  of  huntsmen. 
 
  5.  A  district  of  country  hunted  over 
 
  Every  landowner  within  the  hunt.  --London 
  Field. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hunt 
  n  1:  an  association  of  huntsmen  who  hunt  for  sport  [syn:  {hunt 
  club}] 
  2:  a  search  for  an  alternative  that  meets  cognitive  criteria 
  [syn:  {pursuit},  {quest}] 
  3:  the  activity  of  looking  thoroughly  in  order  to  find 
  something  or  someone  [syn:  {search},  {searching},  {hunting}] 
  4:  the  work  of  finding  and  killing  or  capturing  animals  for 
  food  or  pelts  [syn:  {hunting}] 
  5:  the  pursuit  and  killing  or  capture  of  wild  animals  regarded 
  as  a  sport  [syn:  {hunting}] 
  v  1:  hunt  wild  animals;  "Goering  often  hunted  wild  boars  in 
  Poland"  [syn:  {run},  {hunt  down},  {track  down}] 
  2:  pursue  or  chase  relentlessly  [syn:  {hound},  {trace}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hunt,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  14846 
  Hunt,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  78024 
  Hunt,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25635 




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