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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


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


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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