hunting

Definitions of hunting
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n the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

Synonyms:
hunt, search
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exploration
a careful systematic search
forage, foraging
the act of searching for food and provisions
frisk, frisking
the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
looking, looking for
the act of searching visually
manhunt
an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
quest, seeking
the act of searching for something
ransacking, rummage
a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
scouring
moving over territory to search for something
shakedown
a very thorough search of a person or a place
strip search
searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs by having them remove their clothes
probe
an exploratory action or expedition
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

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

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hunt
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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
Type of:
field sport, outdoor sport
a sport that is played outdoors
blood sport
sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)

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

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hunt
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canned hunt
a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections
stalk, stalking, still hunt
a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
birdnesting
hunting for birds' nests to get the eggs
predation
the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
deerstalking
stalking deer
Type of:
labor, labour, toil
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

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