- hunter, robert,
- hunter, robert mercer taliaferro,
- hunter-killer satellite,
- hunting and gathering societies,
- hunting box,
- hunting case,
- hunting cat,
- hunting chair
Origin of hunting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hunt
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does wildlife campaigner Prince Charles's hunting habit make him a hypocrite?Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal Hypocrisy Reignited|Tom Sykes|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With delisting, relaxed regulations, and hunting quotas, you might add in another one or two hundred dead grizzlies.
Other human practices, like the hunting and consumption of wild animals for food, provide other opportunities for spillover.
Officials are hunting for the pilot—and ways to fight a growing problem.What Was This Drone Doing Over a South Carolina Prison?|Melissa Leon|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That was a time of uncommon interest and excitement to the entire Nez Percé hunting village.Two Arrows|William O. Stoddard
Robinson put a couple of nuts in his hunting bag, and also the shells from the broken nuts.An American Robinson Crusoe|Samuel. B. Allison
As a rule, however, Mr. Mabie did not believe in hunting such animals save in the fall of the year.The Outdoor Chums After Big Game|Captain Quincy Allen
This was Armand Griffin, whose family resided at Natchez, while he engaged in the laborious but profitable business of hunting.
Thereafter he devoted himself to writing, chiefly for the Quarterly Review, and to hunting.
- 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).