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Definition 1: the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

(... is a kind of hunt ) a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections

(... is a kind of hunt ) a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunting for birds' nests to get the eggs

(... is a kind of hunt ) the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

Definition 2: the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) a sport that is played outdoors

(hunt is a kind of ...) sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)

(... is a kind of hunt ) the sport of hunting wild boar with spears

(... is a kind of hunt ) mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunting ducks

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunting deer

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunting rabbits with beagles

(... is a kind of hunt ) a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground

"drive the game"

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) (hunting) search for game

"drive the forest"

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) capture or kill, as in hunting

"bag a few pheasants"

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) catch birds by temporarily blinding them

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) catch in or as if in a trap

"The men trap foxes"

(hunt is the domain which ... is member of) trap with a snare

"gin game"

Definition 3: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of hunt ) moving over territory to search for something

"scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

(... is a kind of hunt ) a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)

"he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis"

(... is a kind of hunt ) the act of searching for something

"a quest for diamonds"

(... is a kind of hunt ) an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)

(... is a kind of hunt ) the act of searching visually

(... is a kind of hunt ) the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs

"he gave the suspect a quick frisk"

(... is a kind of hunt ) the act of searching for food and provisions

(... is a kind of hunt ) a careful systematic search

(... is a kind of hunt ) a very thorough search of a person or a place

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

Definition 4: an instance of searching for something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hunt for submarines

(hunt is a kind of ...) the examination of alternative hypotheses

"his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"

Definition 5: an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) a formal association of people with similar interests

"he joined a golf club" "they formed a small lunch society" "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

Definition 6: British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 7: United States architect (1827-1895) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is an instance of ...) someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Definition 8: Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is an instance of ...) a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals

Definition 9: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) - [verb of competition]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
  • The dogs are running deer
  • The Duke hunted in these woods

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt or shoot snipe

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt fowl

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt with falcons

"The tribes like to falcon in the desert"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt with hawks

"the tribes like to hawk in the desert"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt with a jacklight

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt with hounds

"He often courses hares"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt with ferrets

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt seals

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt illegally

"people are poaching elephants for their ivory"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt for whales

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation

(... is a kind of hunt ) (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground

"drive the game"

(... is a kind of hunt ) (hunting) search for game

"drive the forest"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt rabbits

(... is a kind of hunt ) hunt fowl in the forest

(... is a kind of hunt ) collect or look around for (food)

(hunt has a similar meaning as ...) search (an area) for prey

"The King used to hunt these forests"

(hunt has a similar meaning as ...) cause an animal to move fast

"run the dogs"

Definition 10: search (an area) for prey - [verb of competition]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King used to hunt these forests

(hunt is a kind of ...) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

(hunt has a similar meaning as ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Definition 11: seek, search for - [verb of contact]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them

(hunt is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 12: pursue or chase relentlessly - [verb of motion]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hunters traced the deer into the woods
  • the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him

Synonyms for hunt in the sense of this definition

(hunt is a kind of ...) go after with the intent to catch

"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"

(... is a kind of hunt ) hound or harry relentlessly

Definition 13: chase away, with as with force - [verb of motion]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood

(hunt is a kind of ...) force or drive out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

Definition 14: yaw back and forth about a flight path - [verb of motion]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane's nose yawed

(hunt is a kind of ...) deviate erratically from a set course

"the yawing motion of the ship"

(hunt belongs to category ...) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

Definition 15: oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent - [verb of motion]

Samples where hunt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency

(hunt is a kind of ...) move or swing from side to side regularly

"the needle on the meter was oscillating"

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