Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hunting

3 senses of hunting

Sense 1
hunt, hunting -- (the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport)
       => outdoor sport, field sport -- (a sport that is played outdoors)
       => blood sport -- (sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting))

Sense 2
search, hunt, hunting -- (the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone)
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
hunt, hunting -- (the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts)
       => labor, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hunt

7 senses of hunt

Sense 1
hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")
       => capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

Sense 2
hound, hunt, trace -- (pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him")
       => chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track -- (go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit")

Sense 3
hunt -- (chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood")
       => rout out, drive out, force out, rouse -- (force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.")

Sense 4
hunt -- (yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed")
       => yaw -- (deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship")

Sense 5
hunt -- (oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency")
       => oscillate, vibrate -- (move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating")

Sense 6
hunt -- (seek, search for; "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them")
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 7
hunt -- (search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests")
       => search, look -- (search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")

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