verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hunt
Synonyms for hunt
Examples from the Web for hunt
Contemporary Examples of hunt
The Federal Duck Stamp Act raised the fee on stamps needed to hunt waterfowl on federal land from $15 to $25.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
Jordanian intelligence played an important role in the hunt that eventually killed Zarqawi in Iraq in 2006.Did ISIS Shoot Down a Fighter Jet?
Jamie Dettmer, Christopher Dickey
December 24, 2014
A team of cops swarmed the apartment in the hunt for a potential homicide suspect they believed was hiding in the residences.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls
December 4, 2014
They will also oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in their recognized ancestral homelands.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Another week, another study declaring the hunt for the ‘gay gene’ over.The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene’
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of hunt
But mostly they hunt for this Andrew Lanning a dozen at a time.
I am starting on a hunt in darkest Deanery for my cuff links.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
But, when I'm out of this, I'll hunt you down again and I'll plant you full of lead, my son!
He did not even lose his high standing because he would not hunt Andrew alone.
So long as he don't get on my back to hunt other people, I don't care.Weighed and Wanting
Word Origin for hunt
Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.
General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.
see happy hunting ground; high and low, (hunt); run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).