j. h. leigh hunt

Hunt

[huhnt]
noun
1.
(James Henry) Leigh [lee] , 1784–1859, English essayist, poet, and editor.
2.
Richard Morris, 1828–95, U.S. architect.
3.
(William) Holman [hohl-muhn] , 1827–1910, English painter.
4.
William Morris, 1824–79, U.S. painter (brother of Richard Morris Hunt).
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hunt (hʌnt)
 
vb (often foll by for) (often foll by down)
1.  to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport
2.  to look (for); search (for): to hunt for a book; to hunt up a friend
3.  (tr) to use (hounds, horses, etc) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc: to hunt a pack of hounds
4.  (tr) to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc: to hunt the parkland
5.  to track or chase diligently, esp so as to capture: to hunt down a criminal
6.  (tr; usually passive) to persecute; hound
7.  (intr) (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc) to oscillate about a mean value or position
8.  (intr) (of an aircraft, rocket, etc) to oscillate about a flight path
 
n
9.  the act or an instance of hunting
10.  chase or search, esp of animals or game
11.  the area of a hunt
12.  a party or institution organized for the pursuit of wild animals or game, esp for sport
13.  the participants in or members of such a party or institution
14.  informal in the hunt hunt down See also hunt up having a chance of success: that result keeps us in the hunt
 
[Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp]
 
'huntedly
 
adv

Hunt (hʌnt)
 
n
1.  Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773--1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)
2.  (William) Holman. 1827--1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)
3.  James. 1947--93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976
4.  (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910--98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)
5.  (James Henry) Leigh (liː). 1784--1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley

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hunt
O.E. huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from P.Gmc. *khuntojan (cf. Goth. hinþan "to seize, capture," O.H.G. hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-. General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. The noun meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose
of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1579. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
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