hunting

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EtymologyEdit

hunt +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hunting (countable and uncountable, plural huntings)

  1. Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.
    • 1797, Encyclopædia Britannica
      His pictures of huntings are particularly admired: the figures and animals of every species being designed with uncommon spirit, nature, and truth.
  2. Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
  3. (engineering) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.

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VerbEdit

hunting

  1. Present participle of hunt.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, The China Governess[1]:
      Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.

Derived termsEdit

  • hunting ground
  • job-hunting
  • house-hunting

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 03:28