HyperDic: hunting

English > 3 senses of the word hunting:
NOUNacthunting, huntthe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
acthunting, search, huntthe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
acthunting, huntthe work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts / pelts
hunting > pronunciation
Soundshhah'ntihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > hunting: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.
Synonymhunt
Category ofbagcapture or kill, as in hunting / hunting
batfowlcatch birds by temporarily blinding them
drive(hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
drive(hunting) search for game
gintrap with a snare
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelcatch in or as if in a trap
NarrowerbattueA hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter
beaglinghunting rabbits with beagles
coursinghunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent
deer hunting, deer hunthunting deer
ducking, duck huntinghunting ducks
fox hunting, foxhuntmounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox
pigstickingThe sport of hunting wild boar with spears
Broaderblood sportsport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
outdoor sport, field sportA sport that is played outdoors
Spanishcacería, caza, montería
Catalancaça, cacera
Verbshuntpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
huntsearch (an area) for prey
English > hunting: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
Synonymssearch, hunt
NarrowerexplorationA careful systematic search
foraging, forageThe act of searching for food and provisions / provisions
frisk, friskingThe act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
looking, looking forThe act of searching / searching visually
manhuntAn organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
quest, seekingThe act of searching / searching for something
ransacking, rummageA thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
scouringMoving over territory to search / search for something
shakedownA very thorough search of a person or a place
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishbusca, búsqueda, cacheo
Catalancerca, recerca
Verbshuntseek, search for
English > hunting: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts / pelts.
Synonymhunt
Narrowerbirdnestinghunting for birds' nests to get the eggs
canned huntA hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections
predationThe act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
stalk, stalking, still huntA hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
Broaderlabor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
Spanishcacería, caza, montería
Catalancaça, cacera
Verbshuntpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

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