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HUNTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hunting mean? 

HUNTING (noun)
  The noun HUNTING has 3 senses:

1. the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
2. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
3. the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

  Familiarity information: HUNTING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUNTING (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hunting; hunt

Hypernyms ("hunting" is a kind of...):

field sport; outdoor sport (a sport that is played outdoors)

blood sport (sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting))

Domain member category:

bag (capture or kill, as in hunting)

batfowl (catch birds by temporarily blinding them)

ensnare; entrap; snare; trammel; trap (catch in or as if in a trap)

gin (trap with a snare)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hunting"):

battue (a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter)

beagling (hunting rabbits with beagles)

coursing (hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent)

deer hunt; deer hunting (hunting deer)

duck hunting; ducking (hunting ducks)

fox hunting; foxhunt (mounted hunters follow hounds in pursuit of a fox)

pigsticking (the sport of hunting wild boar with spears)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

search; hunting; hunt

Hypernyms ("hunting" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hunting"):

scouring (moving over territory to search for something)

ransacking; rummage (a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion))

quest; seeking (the act of searching for something)

manhunt (an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime))

looking; looking for (the act of searching visually)

frisk; frisking (the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs)

forage; foraging (the act of searching for food and provisions)

exploration (a careful systematic search)

shakedown (a very thorough search of a person or a place)


Sense 3hunting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hunting; hunt

Hypernyms ("hunting" is a kind of...):

labor; labour; toil (productive work (especially physical work done for wages))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hunting"):

predation (the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey)

birdnesting (hunting for birds' nests to get the eggs)

stalk; stalking; still hunt (a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush)

canned hunt (a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections)


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