(noun, verb)


1. an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

Definition categories: group, club, gild, guild, lodge, order, society

2. an instance of searching for something

- the hunt for submarines

Definition categories: thought, search

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

Similar word(s): hunting, search

Definition categories: act, activity

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

Similar word(s): hunting

Definition categories: act, labor, labour, toil

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

Similar word(s): hunting

Definition categories: act


1. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

- Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland

- The Duke hunted in these woods

Similar word(s): run

Definition categories: competition, capture, catch

2. pursue or chase relentlessly

- The hunters traced the deer into the woods

Similar word(s): hound, trace

Definition categories: motion, chase, dog, tag, tail, track, trail

3. chase away, with as with force

- They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood

Definition categories: motion, rouse

4. yaw back and forth about a flight path

Definition categories: motion, yaw

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

- The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency

Definition categories: motion, oscillate, vibrate

6. seek, search for

- She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them

Definition categories: contact, search, seek

7. search (an area) for prey

- The King used to hunt these forests

Definition categories: competition, look, search

Sentences with hunt as a verb:

- Her uncle is out hunting deer, now that it is open season.

- The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.

- The police are hunting for evidence.

- to hunt down a criminal

- He was hunted from the parish.

- Did you hunt that pony last week?

- He hunts the woods, or the country.