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Meaning of HUNTING

Pronunciation:  'hunting

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

HUNTING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hunt, search
 See Also: activity, battue, beagling, birdnesting, bloodsport, coursing, deer hunt, deer hunting, duck hunting, ducking, exploration, field sport, forage, foraging, fox hunting, foxhunt, frisk, frisking, labor, labour, looking, looking for, manhunt, outdoor sport, pigsticking, predation, quest, ransacking, rummage, scouring, seeking, stalk, stalking, still hunt, toil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hunt"ing\, n.
The pursuit of game or of wild animals. --A. Smith.

{Happy hunting grounds}, the region to which, according to
   the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and
   hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and
   feasting. --Tylor.

{Hunting box}. Same As {Hunting lodge} (below).

{Hunting cat} (Zo["o]l.), the cheetah.

{Hunting cog} (Mach.), a tooth in the larger of two geared
   wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number
   in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting
   of the same pairs of teeth.

{Hunting dog} (Zo["o]l.), the hyena dog.

{Hunting ground}, a region or district abounding in game;
   esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American
   Indians in search of game.

{Hunting horn}, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See
   {Horn}, and {Bulge}.

{Hunting leopard} (Zo["o]l.), the cheetah.

{Hunting lodge}, a temporary residence for the purpose of

{Hunting seat}, a hunting lodge. --Gray.

{Hunting shirt}, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of

{Hunting spider} (Zo["o]l.), a spider which hunts its prey,
   instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.

{Hunting watch}. See {Hunter}, 6.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are hunting indicates that you are seeking or pursuing to fulfill some inner desires, either emotional or physical. You may be in hunt for a solution or in pursuit of a sexual conquest. Dreaming that you hunt and kill an animal means that you are trying to repress or destroy an instinctive part of yourself. Dreaming that you are being hunted indicates that you are being overwhelmed by life's challenges. Seeing someone else hunting an animal in your dream, suggests that you are trying to locate a hidden aspect of your own self. You be trying to indirectly approach a challenge or situation.
Easton Bible Dictionary

mentioned first in Gen. 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" (Gen. 25:27). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Lev. 17:15; Prov. 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine (1 Sam. 17:34; 2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24; Ezek. 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Ps. 91:3; Amos 3:5; 2 Sam. 23:20).

War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jer. 16:16; Ezek. 32:30).

Thesaurus Terms
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