Hunt·ing n. The pursuit of game or of wild animals.
Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting. --Tylor.
Hunting box. Same As Hunting lodge (below).
Hunting cat Zool., the cheetah.
Hunting cog Mach., a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth.
Hunting dog Zool., the hyena dog.
Hunting ground, a region or district abounding in game; esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game.
Hunting horn, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See Horn, and Bulge.
Hunting leopard Zool., the cheetah.
Hunting lodge, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.
Hunting seat, a hunting lodge. --Gray.
Hunting shirt, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.
Hunting spider Zool., a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
Hunting watch. See Hunter, 6.
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.
n 1: the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded
as a sport [syn: hunt]
2: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find
something or someone [syn: search, hunt]
3: the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for
food or pelts [syn: hunt]
mentioned first in Gen. 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was
"a cunning hunter" (Gen. 25:27). Hunting was practised by the
Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Lev.
17:15; Prov. 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were
found in Palestine (1 Sam. 17:34; 2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24;
Ezek. 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and
destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Ps.
91:3; Amos 3:5; 2 Sam. 23:20).
War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jer. 16:16;