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Hunt

[huhnt] /hʌnt/
noun
1.
(James Henry) Leigh
[lee] /li/ (Show IPA),
1784–1859, English essayist, poet, and editor.
2.
Richard Morris, 1828–95, U.S. architect.
3.
(William) Holman
[hohl-muh n] /ˈhoʊl mən/ (Show IPA),
1827–1910, English painter.
4.
William Morris, 1824–79, U.S. painter (brother of Richard Morris Hunt).
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British Dictionary definitions for r m hunt

hunt

/hʌnt/
verb
1.
to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport
2.
(intransitive) often foll by for. to look (for); search (for) to hunt for a book, to hunt up a friend
3.
(transitive) to use (hounds, horses, etc) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc to hunt a pack of hounds
4.
(transitive) to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc to hunt the parkland
5.
(transitive) often foll by down. to track or chase diligently, esp so as to capture to hunt down a criminal
6.
(transitive; usually passive) to persecute; hound
7.
(intransitive) (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc) to oscillate about a mean value or position
8.
(intransitive) (of an aircraft, rocket, etc) to oscillate about a flight path
noun
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, having a chance of success that result keeps us in the hunt See also hunt down, hunt up
Derived Forms
huntedly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp

Hunt

/hʌnt/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for r m hunt

hunt

v.

Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.

General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).

n.

early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.

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