Definitions of hunt:
  • noun:   the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
  • noun:   the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
  • noun:   an instance of searching for something
    Example: "The hunt for submarines"
  • noun:   an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
  • noun:   British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)
  • noun:   United States architect (1827-1895)
  • noun:   Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
  • noun:   the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  • verb:   chase away, with as with force
    Example: "They hunted the the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
  • verb:   pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    Example: "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"
  • verb:   search (an area) for prey
    Example: "The King used to hunt these forests"
  • verb:   seek, search for
    Example: "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"
  • verb:   oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent
    Example: "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
  • verb:   yaw back and forth about a flight path
  • verb:   pursue or chase relentlessly
    Example: "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 1587 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #148)

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