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.

Nearby words

  1. hunter, robert,
  2. hunter, robert mercer taliaferro,
  3. hunter-gatherer,
  4. hunter-killer,
  5. hunter-killer satellite,
  6. hunting and gathering societies,
  7. hunting box,
  8. hunting case,
  9. hunting cat,
  10. hunting chair

Origin of hunting

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

Related formsan·ti·hunt·ing, noun, adjectivenon·hunt·ing, adjective

hunt

[ huhnt ]
/ hʌnt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of hunt

before 1000; (v.) Middle English hunten, Old English huntian, derivative of hunta hunter, akin to hentan to pursue; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

Related forms
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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

hunt

/ (hʌnt) /

verb

noun

Derived Formshuntedly, adverb

Word Origin for hunt

Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp

Hunt

/ (hʌnt) /

noun

Henry, known as Orator Hunt . 1773–1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
(William) Holman. 1827–1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
James. 1947–93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
(Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910–98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
(James Henry) Leigh (liː). 1784–1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley
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Word Origin and History for hunting
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with hunting

hunt

see happy hunting ground; high and low, (hunt); run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).

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