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Definition of Hunt


  1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
  2. To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
  3. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
  4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
  5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
  6. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.
  7. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.
  8. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
  9. The game secured in the hunt.
  10. A pack of hounds.
  11. An association of huntsmen.
  12. A district of country hunted over.
  13. To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.
  14. To shift up and down in order regularly.
  15. To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

Hunt Quotations

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. - William E. Gladstone
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
William E. Gladstone

Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.
Darell Hammond

I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.
Norman Schwarzkopf

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Otto von Bismarck

Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.
Billy Sunday
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Hunt Translations

hunt in Afrikaans is jaag
hunt in Danish is jage
hunt in Dutch is bejagen, jagen, jacht maken op
hunt in German is suchen, durchsuchen, forschen, suchen
hunt in Italian is caccia, cacciare
hunt in Norwegian is jakt, jakte
hunt in Spanish is cazar, caza, acosar
hunt in Swedish is jaga
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