Definition of hunt:
- A district of country hunted over.
- A pack of hounds.
- An association of huntsmen.
- The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
- The game secured in the hunt.
- To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc- lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.
- To drive; to chase; - with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
- To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.
- To move or shift the order of ( a bell) in a regular course of changes.
- To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; - often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
- To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
- To seek; to pursue; to search; - with for or after.
- To shift up and down in order regularly.
- To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
- To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
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