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English noun: Hunt

1. Hunt (person) Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)


SynonymsHolman Hunt, William Holman Hunt


Instance hypernymPre-Raphaelite

2. Hunt (person) United States architect (1827-1895)


SynonymsRichard Morris Hunt


Instance hypernymarchitect, designer

3. Hunt (person) British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)


SynonymsJames Henry Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

4. hunt (group) an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport


Synonymshunt club


Broader (hypernym)club, gild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society

5. hunt (cognition) an instance of searching for something


SamplesThe hunt for submarines.


Broader (hypernym)search

6. hunt (act) the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone


Synonymshunting, search


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)exploration, forage, foraging, frisk, frisking, looking, looking for, manhunt, quest, ransacking, rummage, scouring, seeking, shakedown

7. hunt (act) the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts


Synonymshunting


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil


Narrower (hyponym)birdnesting, canned hunt, predation, stalk, stalking, still hunt

8. hunt (act) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport


Synonymshunting


Broader (hypernym)blood sport, field sport, outdoor sport


Narrower (hyponym)battue, beagling, coursing, deer hunt, deer hunting, duck hunting, ducking, fox hunting, foxhunt, pigsticking


Domain category membersbag, batfowl, ensnare, entrap, gin, snare, trammel, trap


English verb: hunt

1. hunt (competition) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)


SamplesGoering often hunted wild boars in Poland.
The dogs are running deer.
The Duke hunted in these woods.


ExamplesThe men hunt the area for animals , The men hunt for animals in the area


Synonymshunt down, run, track down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch


Narrower (hyponym)ambush, course, drive, drive, falcon, ferret, forage, fowl, fowl, foxhunt, hawk, jack, jacklight, poach, rabbit, scrounge, seal, snipe, still-hunt, turtle, whale


Verb grouphunt, run

2. hunt (motion) pursue or chase relentlessly


SamplesThe hunters traced the deer into the woods.
The detectives hounded the suspect until they found him.


Synonymshound, trace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail


Narrower (hyponym)ferret

3. hunt (motion) chase away, with as with force


SamplesThey hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)drive out, force out, rouse, rout out

4. hunt (motion) yaw back and forth about a flight path


SamplesThe plane's nose yawed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)yaw


Domain categoryaeroplane, airplane, plane

5. hunt (motion) oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent


SamplesThe oscillator hunts about the correct frequency.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)oscillate, vibrate

6. hunt (contact) seek, search for


SamplesShe hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

7. hunt (competition) search (an area) for prey


SamplesThe King used to hunt these forests.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)look, search


Verb grouphunt, hunt down, run, track down









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