noun hunt·ing \ˈhən-tiŋ\

: the activity or sport of chasing and killing wild animals

: the activity of searching for something

Full Definition of HUNTING

:  the act of one that hunts; specifically :  the pursuit of game
:  the process of hunting
a :  a periodic variation in speed of a synchronous electrical machine
b :  a self-induced and undesirable oscillation of a variable above and below the desired value in an automatic control system
c :  a continuous attempt by an automatically controlled system to find a desired equilibrium condition

Examples of HUNTING

  1. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.
  2. The law prohibits the hunting of migratory birds.
  3. She likes to go hunting.

First Known Use of HUNTING

before 12th century
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