hunt·​ing | \ ˈhən-tiŋ How to pronounce hunting (audio) \

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 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 in a Sentence

His hobbies include hunting and fishing. The law prohibits the hunting of migratory birds. She likes to go hunting.
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First Known Use of hunting

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Hunting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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