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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Hunting  \Hunt"ing\,  n. 
  The  pursuit  of  game  or  of  wild  animals.  --A.  Smith. 
 
  {Happy  hunting  grounds},  the  region  to  which  according  to 
  the  belief  of  American  Indians,  the  souls  of  warriors  and 
  hunters  pass  after  death,  to  be  happy  in  hunting  and 
  feasting.  --Tylor. 
 
  {Hunting  box}.  Same  As  {Hunting  lodge}  (below). 
 
  {Hunting  cat}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cheetah. 
 
  {Hunting  cog}  (Mach.),  a  tooth  in  the  larger  of  two  geared 
  wheels  which  makes  its  number  of  teeth  prime  to  the  number 
  in  the  smaller  wheel,  thus  preventing  the  frequent  meeting 
  of  the  same  pairs  of  teeth. 
 
  {Hunting  dog}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  hyena  dog. 
 
  {Hunting  ground},  a  region  or  district  abounding  in  game; 
  esp.  (pl.),  the  regions  roamed  over  by  the  North  American 
  Indians  in  search  of  game. 
 
  {Hunting  horn},  a  bulge;  a  horn  used  in  the  chase.  See 
  {Horn},  and  {Bulge}. 
 
  {Hunting  leopard}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cheetah. 
 
  {Hunting  lodge},  a  temporary  residence  for  the  purpose  of 
  hunting. 
 
  {Hunting  seat},  a  hunting  lodge.  --Gray. 
 
  {Hunting  shirt},  a  coarse  shirt  for  hunting,  often  of 
  leather. 
 
  {Hunting  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  spider  which  hunts  its  prey, 
  instead  of  catching  it  in  a  web;  a  wolf  spider. 
 
  {Hunting  watch}.  See  {Hunter},  6. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hunting 
  n  1:  the  pursuit  and  killing  or  capture  of  wild  animals  regarded 
  as  a  sport  [syn:  {hunt}] 
  2:  the  activity  of  looking  thoroughly  in  order  to  find 
  something  or  someone  [syn:  {search},  {searching},  {hunt}] 
  3:  the  work  of  finding  and  killing  or  capturing  animals  for 
  food  or  pelts  [syn:  {hunt}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hunting 
  mentioned  first  in  Gen.  10:9  in  connection  with  Nimrod.  Esau  was 
  "a  cunning  hunter"  (Gen.  25:27).  Hunting  was  practised  by  the 
  Hebrews  after  their  settlement  in  the  "Land  of  Promise"  (Lev. 
  17:15;  Prov.  12:27).  The  lion  and  other  ravenous  beasts  were 
  found  in  Palestine  (1  Sam.  17:34;  2  Sam.  23:20;  1  Kings  13:24; 
  Ezek.  19:3-8),  and  it  must  have  been  necessary  to  hunt  and 
  destroy  them  Various  snares  and  gins  were  used  in  hunting  (Ps. 
  91:3;  Amos  3:5;  2  Sam.  23:20). 
 
  War  is  referred  to  under  the  idea  of  hunting  (Jer.  16:16; 
  Ezek.  32:30). 
 




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