hunting

Definitions of hunting
  1. noun
    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
  2. noun
    the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    synonyms: 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
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    field sport, outdoor sport
    a sport that is played outdoors
    blood sport
    sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
  3. noun
    the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts
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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
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    labor, labour, toil
    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
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