Origin of hunting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hunt
Synonyms for hunt
Examples from the Web for hunting
Contemporary Examples of hunting
Viscount Mandeville, like many British aristocrats, had met her in the U.S. while “hunting” for an American wife.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain
December 31, 2014
Does wildlife campaigner Prince Charles's hunting habit make him a hypocrite?Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal Hypocrisy Reignited
December 1, 2014
With delisting, relaxed regulations, and hunting quotas, you might add in another one or two hundred dead grizzlies.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Other human practices, like the hunting and consumption of wild animals for food, provide other opportunities for spillover.Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved
November 12, 2014
I will move into the White House, but keep an apartment in New York, a house in Beverly Hills and a hunting box in Central Park.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America
September 5, 2014
Historical Examples of hunting
There were also Shamans of hunting, of medicine and priestcraft.The Trail Book
She was fond of hunting, and could shoot at a mark with wonderful skill.Biographical Stories
No, sir, the person he was hunting for was a man with a hundred camels.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In fact, Simba was at the moment sharpening his hunting knife in preparation.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
"'Twould be like hunting for a pin in a haystack," said the Rev. Hilary Jones.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
- the pursuit and killing or capture of game and wild animals, regarded as a sport
- (as modifier)hunting boots; hunting lodge
Word Origin for hunt
Old English huntung, verbal noun from hunt (v.).
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).