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


  1. of, for, engaged in, or used while hunting:

    a hunting cap.


/ ˈhʌntɪŋ /


  1. venatic
    1. the pursuit and killing or capture of game and wild animals, regarded as a sport
    2. ( as modifier )

      hunting lodge

      hunting boots

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  • anti·hunting noun adjective
  • non·hunting adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hunting1

before 950; Middle English huntung (noun), Old English huntung ( e ). See hunt, -ing 1, -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Everyone from bear hunting guides to Native elders to tour operators to commercial fishermen have all said that repealing the Roadless Rule will negatively affect their lives.

Before writing A Sand County Almanac, he wrote Game Management on the mathematics and statistics of wildlife population control through hunting.

From Fortune

A user hunting for the podcast “Serial,” for example, would have to scroll past nearly a dozen fake shows before finding the show that brought podcasting into the mainstream.

From Digiday

For thousands of years, sea otters enabled rich kelp forests in some areas, and indigenous communities managed productive shellfish beds through traditional hunting practices.

Many of the rich patrons took part in recreational activities like hunting, music-making, and steam-bathing – with the latter clearly inspired by the high culture of the proximate Muslims.

Viscount Mandeville, like many British aristocrats, had met her in the U.S. while “hunting” for an American wife.

Does wildlife campaigner Prince Charles's hunting habit make him a hypocrite?

Louis Bacon, another big donor, owns land all over the world, including a grouse-hunting estate in Scotland.

The formula of most of their programs has Drew doing the house hunting and Jonathan doing the design and construction.

In the other 10 percent of Wyoming, wolf-hunting season opened that same day.

The King of Delhi had a hunting-lodge somewhere in the locality, but he had never seen the place.

When the whole hunt is hunting up, each single change is made between the whole hunt, and the next bell above it.

But don't go hunting after them, there are still modern Immortals in the darkness of a forgotten language.

With these ten Hunts, the first change in each Peal is made by hunting the whole Hunt up.

With these ten Hunts, the first change in each Peal is made by hunting down the whole Hunt.


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