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

Synonyms for hunting in the sense of this definition

(hunting 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 hunting ) 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 hunting ) a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

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

(... is a kind of hunting ) 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 hunting in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"drive the game"

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

"drive the forest"

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

"bag a few pheasants"

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

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

"The men trap foxes"

(hunting 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 hunting in the sense of this definition

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

"they avoided all recreational activity"

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

"scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

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

"a quest for diamonds"

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

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

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

"he gave the suspect a quick frisk"

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

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

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

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

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