[ hohl-muh n huhnt ]
/ ˈhoʊl mən ˈhʌnt /
(William). Hunt, William Holman.
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Definition for holman hunt (2 of 2)
[ huhnt ]
/ hʌnt /
(James Henry) Leigh [lee] /li/,1784–1859, English essayist, poet, and editor.
Richard Morris,1828–95, U.S. architect.
(William) Holman [hohl-muh n] /ˈhoʊl mən/,1827–1910, English painter.
William Morris,1824–79, U.S. painter (brother of Richard Morris Hunt).
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British Dictionary definitions for holman hunt (1 of 2)
/ (hʌnt) /
to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport
(intr often foll by for) to look (for); search (for)to hunt for a book; to hunt up a friend
(tr) to use (hounds, horses, etc) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etcto hunt a pack of hounds
(tr) to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etcto hunt the parkland
(tr often foll by down) to track or chase diligently, esp so as to captureto hunt down a criminal
(tr; usually passive) to persecute; hound
(intr) (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc) to oscillate about a mean value or position
(intr) (of an aircraft, rocket, etc) to oscillate about a flight path
the act or an instance of hunting
chase or search, esp of animals or game
Derived forms of hunthuntedly, adverb
Word Origin for hunt
Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp
British Dictionary definitions for holman hunt (2 of 2)
/ (hʌnt) /
Henry, known as Orator Hunt . 1773–1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
(William) Holman. 1827–1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
James. 1947–93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
(Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910–98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
(James Henry) Leigh (liː). 1784–1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley
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Idioms and Phrases with holman hunt
see happy hunting ground; high and low, (hunt); run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).
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