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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hunt (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to pursue for food or in sport - hunt buffalo
b) to manage in the search for game - hunts a pack of dogs
2.
a) to pursue with intent to capture - hunted the escapees
b) to search out - seek
3.
to drive or chase especially by harrying - members … were hunted from their homes J. T. Adams
4.
intransitive verb
to traverse in search of prey - hunts the woods
1.
to take part in a hunt
2.
to attempt to find something
3.
to oscillate alternately to each side (as of a neutral point) or to run alternately faster and slower - used especially of a device or machine
hunt (noun)
1.
the act, the practice, or an instance of - hunting
2.
a group of mounted and their hunting dogs - hunters
Hunt (biographical name)
(James Henry) Leigh 1784–1859 Eng. writer
Hunt (biographical name)
Sir R(ichard) Timothy 1943–     British molecular biol.
Hunt (biographical name)
(William) Hol*man 1827–1910 Eng. painter - bixhun05.wav ˈhōl-mən
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hunt (noun)
an act or process of looking carefully or thoroughly for someone or something
SYNONIMS:
hunt, quest
RELATED WORDS:
shakedown; sweep; chase, pursuit; recon, reconnaissance, scout; canvass ( canvas), survey; exploration, probe; forage
hunt (verb)
1.
to seek out (game) for food or sport
SYNONIMS:
chase, stalk
RELATED WORDS:
capture, drag, net, snare, trap; dog, ferret, hawk, hound; course, pursue, run, run down, spoor, track, trail; gun (for), harpoon, kill, shoot; poach; cull
hunt (verb)
2.
to go in search of
SYNONIMS:
cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, look up, pursue, quest, search (for out), shop (for)
RELATED WORDS:
ferret (out), root (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide, lose; ignore, neglect
hunt (verb)
3.
to go into or range over for purposes of discovery
SYNONIMS:
hunt, probe, prospect, search, skirr
RELATED WORDS:
reconnoiter ( reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound
hunt (verb)
to come upon after searching, study, or effort
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on upon), hunt (down up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
RELATED WORDS:
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for out), seek
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lose, mislay, misplace, misset
miss, overlook, pass over
hunt (verb)
to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
SYNONIMS:
comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll
RELATED WORDS:
frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, study
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect
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