Definition of hunting
1 : the act of one that hunts; specifically : the pursuit of game
2 : the process of hunting
3a : a periodic variation in speed of a synchronous electrical machineb : a self-induced and undesirable oscillation of a variable above and below the desired value in an automatic control systemc : a continuous attempt by an automatically controlled system to find a desired equilibrium condition
Examples of hunting in a Sentence
His hobbies include hunting and fishing.
The law prohibits the hunting of migratory birds.
She likes to go hunting.
Recent Examples of hunting from the Web
Their population has recently been in decline, with threats including habitat loss and changes through expanding agriculture and mining and illegal hunting.
After seven years of mysteries, clue-hunting, and endless theorizing, Pretty Little Liars has officially come to an end.
By contrast, addax are available for trophy hunting in the United States.
In the waning years of the 19th century, a new industry claimed South Georgia as an Antarctic outpost in the middle of fertile hunting grounds.
Gold for August delivery rose 0.2% to $1,256.50 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, rallying on bargain hunting after hitting three-week lows on...
Alabama, like all 50 states, is again a beneficiary of excise taxes collected on hunting, archery and shooting gear through the Pittman-Robertson Act, and on fishing gear and boating equipment through the Dingell-Johnson Act.
Mr. Jordan mines numerous landfills throughout the city, some dating back to Colonial times, but his other hunting grounds are sites where outhouses once stood and where castoffs were often tossed.
Transforming a 17th-century hunting lodge takes time.
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First Known Use of hunting
before 12th century
HUNTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hunting for English Language Learners
: the activity or sport of chasing and killing wild animals
: the activity of searching for something
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