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hunt

noun

1 Hunt

Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910).

synonyms: Holman Hunt, William Holman Hunt.



2 Hunt

United States architect (1827-1895).

synonym: Richard Morris Hunt.

3 Hunt

British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859).

synonyms: James Henry Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt.

4 hunt

An association of huntsmen who hunt for sport.

synonym: hunt club.

5 hunt

An instance of searching for something.

6 hunt

The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.

synonyms: hunting, search.

Roget 622: pursuit; pursuing etc. v.; prosecution; pursuance; enterprise etc. (undertaking) 676; business etc. 625; ... show more

Dutch: opsporing
Polish: łażenie

7 hunt

The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts.

synonym: hunting.

Dutch: jacht, jachtpartij, weidspel, weispel

8 hunt

The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.

synonym: hunting.

Dutch: jacht, jachtpartij, weidspel, weispel
Polish: łowiectwo, myślistwo

verb

1 hunt

Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals):
— Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland.
— The Duke hunted in these woods.

synonyms: hunt down, run, track down.

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

2 hunt

Pursue or chase relentlessly:
— The hunters traced the deer into the woods.

synonyms: hound, trace.

Roget 461: make inquiry etc. n.; inquire, ask, seek, search.    look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, ... show more

Roget 622: pursue, prosecute, follow; run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after; shadow; carry on etc. (do) 680; engage in ... show more

Dutch: drijven, jagen

3 hunt

Chase away, with as with force.

4 hunt

Yaw back and forth about a flight path.

5 hunt

Oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent.

6 hunt

Seek, search for.

7 hunt

Search (an area) for prey.

Dutch: zoeken


Moby thesaurus: angle for, ask for, beat, beat about for, beat the bushes, beset, burrow, capture, cast about, chase, chase out, check out, chevy, chivy, course, coursing, cynegetics, delve, delve for, dig ... show more.

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