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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hunt /ˈhʌnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hunt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hunting.]
 1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
    Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.   --Tennyson.
 2. To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
    Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.   --Ps. cxl. 11.
 3. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
 4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
    He hunts a pack of dogs.   --Addison.
 5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
 6. Change Ringing To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hunt, v. i.
 1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.
    Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.   --Gen. xxvii. 5.
 2. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.
    He after honor hunts, I after love.   --Shak.
 3. Mach. To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.
 4.  Change Ringing To shift up and down in order regularly.
 To hunt counter, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hunt, n.
 1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
    The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray.   --Shak.
 2. The game secured in the hunt. [Obs.]
 3. A pack of hounds. [Obs.]
 4. An association of huntsmen.
 5. A district of country hunted over.
    Every landowner within the hunt.   --London Field.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910) [syn: Holman
           Hunt, William Holman Hunt]
      2: United States architect (1827-1895) [syn: Richard Morris
      3: British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and
         Shelley (1784-1859) [syn: Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh
      4: an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport [syn: hunt
      5: an instance of searching for something; "the hunt for
      6: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find
         something or someone [syn: search, hunting]
      7: the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for
         food or pelts [syn: hunting]
      8: the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded
         as a sport [syn: hunting]
      v 1: 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" [syn: run,
            hunt down, track down]
      2: pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer
         into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until
         they found the him" [syn: hound, trace]
      3: chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the the
         unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
      4: yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose
      5: oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an
         undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the
         correct frequency"
      6: seek, search for; "She hunted for her reading glasses but
         was unable to locate them"
      7: search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these