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hunting

[huhn-ting] /ˈhʌn tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person, animal, or thing that hunts.
2.
Electricity. the periodic oscillating of a rotating electromechanical system about a mean space position, as in a synchronous motor.
adjective
3.
of, for, engaged in, or used while hunting:
a hunting cap.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English huntung (noun), Old English huntung(e). See hunt, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
antihunting, noun, adjective
nonhunting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for huntings

hunting

/ˈhʌntɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the pursuit and killing or capture of game and wild animals, regarded as a sport
  2. (as modifier): hunting boots, hunting lodge
related adjective venatic
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Word Origin and History for huntings

hunting

n.

Old English huntung, verbal noun from hunt (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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huntings in the Bible

mentioned first in Gen. 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" (Gen. 25:27). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Lev. 17:15; Prov. 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine (1 Sam. 17:34; 2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24; Ezek. 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Ps. 91:3; Amos 3:5; 2 Sam. 23:20). War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jer. 16:16; Ezek. 32:30).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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