Hunt Hunt (h[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hunting}.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hin?an (in comp.) to seize. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Like a dog, he hunts in dreams. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. --Ps. cxl. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish. [1913 Webster]

4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds. [1913 Webster]

He hunts a pack of dogs. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country. [1913 Webster]

6. (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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