HUNT, verb transitive
1. To chase wild animals, particularly quadrupeds, for the purpose of catching them for food, or for the diversion of sportsmen; to pursue with hounds for taking, as game; as, to hunt stag or a hare.
2. To go in search of, for the purpose of shooting; as, to hunt wolves, bears, squirrels or partridges. This is the common use of the word in America. It includes fowling by shooting.
3. To pursue; to follow closely.
Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Psalms 140:11.
4. To use, direct or mange hounds in the chase.
He hunts a pack of dogs.
To hunt out or after, to seek; to search for.
To hunt from, to pursue and drive out or away.
To hunt down, to depress; to bear down by persecution or violence.
HUNT, verb intransitive To follow the chase. Genesis 27:5.
1. To seek wild animals for game, or for killing them by shooting when noxious; with for; as, to hunt for bears or wolves; to hunt for quails, or for ducks.
2. To seek by close pursuit; to search; with for.
The adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:26.
HUNT, noun A chase of wild animals for catching them.
1. A huntsman. [Not in use.]
2. A pack of hounds.
3. Pursuit; chase.
4. A seeking of wild animals of any kind for game; as a hunt for squirrels.