hunting

[ huhn-ting ]
/ ˈhʌn tɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person, animal, or thing that hunts.
Electricity. the periodic oscillating of a rotating electromechanical system about a mean space position, as in a synchronous motor.

adjective

of, for, engaged in, or used while hunting: a hunting cap.

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Origin of hunting

before 950; Middle English huntung (noun), Old English huntung(e). See hunt, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM hunting

an·ti·hunt·ing, noun, adjectivenon·hunt·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hunting

hunting
/ (ˈhʌntɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the pursuit and killing or capture of game and wild animals, regarded as a sport
  2. (as modifier)hunting boots; hunting lodge
Related adjective: venatic
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