verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hunt
Examples from the Web for hunts
The Court concluded that the hunts are actually whaling expeditions, not scientific research as Japan has claimed for many years.Court Rules Japan Can No Longer Slaughter Whales in The Antarctic|Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By night, he hunts with ghosts with goggles and a K2 device.
SEAL and DELTA Teams usually received top priority in their hunts for “jackpot” targets and dedicated air surveillance assets.America’s Troubled Drone Policy: Let the Debate Finally Begin|John Kael Weston|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sen. Jon Tester hunts, farms, has seven fingers, and could well determine his party's fate in 2012.
From a conscious, emotional perspective, I can claim all trace of enjoyment had evaporated from my hunts.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
When absent on his long winter hunts the lodge was shut up, and the owl taken down.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson
The wild dog is an animal that hunts much in company, and trusts more to endurance than to speed.Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection|Alfred Russel Wallace
A sense of power, of superabundant life, of fulfilment tingled in his nerves and bones during these hunts.Frank of Freedom Hill|Samuel A. Derieux
The Hunts had three rooms and they were clean and comfortably furnished.The Bishop's Shadow|I. T. Thurston
He hunts round the room, and eventually discovers a door leading into a small dressing-room.
Word Origin for hunt
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).