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hunt

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verb \ˈhənt\

Simple Definition of hunt

  • : to chase and kill (wild animals) for food or pleasure

  • : to search for something or someone very carefully and thoroughly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hunt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo> b :  to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>

  3. 2 a :  to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees> b :  to search out :  seek

  4. 3 :  to drive or chase especially by harrying <members … were hunted from their homes — J. T. Adams>

  5. 4 :  to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to take part in a hunt

  8. 2 :  to attempt to find something

  9. 3 :  to oscillate alternately to each side (as of a neutral point) or to run alternately faster and slower —used especially of a device or machine

Examples of hunt in a sentence

  1. The wolf was hunting its prey.

  2. These birds have been hunted almost to extinction.

  3. a gun used for hunting squirrels

  4. He likes to hunt and fish.

  5. She hunted around in the closet for a pair of shoes.

  6. Police hunted the escaped prisoners through several states.



Origin and Etymology of hunt

Middle English, from Old English huntian; akin to Old English hentan to seize


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hunt

noun

Simple Definition of hunt

  • : an occasion when people hunt wild animals

  • : an act of searching for something or someone

  • : a group of people who hunt foxes together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hunt

  1. 1 :  the act, the practice, or an instance of hunting

  2. 2 :  a group of mounted hunters and their hunting dogs

Examples of hunt in a sentence

  1. They went on a hunt.

  2. We finally found a good restaurant after a long hunt.



14th Century

First Known Use of hunt

14th century

Rhymes with hunt


Hunt

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biographical name \ˈhənt\

Definition of Hunt

  1. (James Henry) Leigh 1784–1859 Eng. writer




Hunt

biographical name

Definition of Hunt

  1. Sir R(ichard) Timothy 1943–     British molecular biol.




Hunt

biographical name

Definition of Hunt

  1. (William) Hol*man play \ˈhōl-mən\ 1827–1910 Eng. painter





HUNT Defined for Kids

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hunt

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verb \ˈhənt\

Definition of hunt for Students

hunted

hunting

  1. 1 :  to chase after in order to capture or kill <hunt deer>

  2. 2 :  to try to find <I hunted for my key.>

hunting

noun



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hunt

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noun

Definition of hunt for Students

  1. 1 :  an instance or the practice of chasing to capture or kill

  2. 2 :  an act of searching





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