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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hunt

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    chase, hunting, inquisition, pursuit, search

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. Hunt, Holman Hunt, William Holman Huntnoun

    Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  2. Hunt, Richard Morris Huntnoun

    United States architect (1827-1895)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  3. Hunt, Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Huntnoun

    British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  4. hunt, hunt clubnoun

    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

    search, hunt club, hunting

  5. huntnoun

    an instance of searching for something

    "the hunt for submarines"

    search, hunt club, hunting

  6. search, hunt, huntingnoun

    the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

    search, hunt club, lookup, hunting

  7. hunt, huntingnoun

    the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

    search, hunt club, hunting

  8. hunt, huntingverb

    the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

    search, hunt club, hunting

  9. hunt, run, hunt down, track downverb

    pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

    "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

    course, operate, hound, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, trace, tend, escape, ladder, ply, melt

  10. hound, hunt, traceverb

    pursue or chase relentlessly

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

    decipher, track down, run, line, describe, trace, delineate, retrace, hunt down, hound, draw, follow

  11. huntverb

    chase away, with as with force

    "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  12. huntverb

    yaw back and forth about a flight path

    "the plane's nose yawed"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  13. huntverb

    oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

    "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  14. huntverb

    seek, search for

    "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  15. huntverb

    search (an area) for prey

    "The King used to hunt these forests"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. huntverb

    chase, pursue

  2. huntverb

    follow the chase

  3. huntverb

    search, seek, look

  4. huntnoun

    chase, pursuit, hunting, field-sport

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. huntnoun

    chase, pursuit, search, hunting

  2. huntverb

    chase, pursue, follow, search, seek, ransack, rummage, ferret, poach (hunt unlawfully)

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  1. Gavin Shire:

    The service looks closely at the individual circumstances of each import application, including the biology of the species, its current status in and beyond the country where the hunt will take place, and the threats it may be facing, as well as the overall management program for the species in that country, where the funds for the hunt will go and how they will be used.

  2. Gavin Williamson:

    With the Met Police not willing to do a criminal investigation it is clear a proper, full and impartial investigation needs to be conducted on this shabby and discredited witch hunt.

  3. Clara Monaco:

    It is probable that they swam (into the Mediterranean) and went beyond Gibraltar to hunt, but we do not know why they remained.

  4. Donald Trump:

    First it was the Russia hoax -- then it was the Mueller witch hunt, weve been going through this from before the election took place. A bunch of bad people, and then, one of the single greatest lies ever told by anybody in this government. ... and now the absolutely crazed lunatics, the Democrats, the radical left, and their media partners standing right back there, are pushing the deranged impeachment witch hunt, for doing nothing wrong. We did nothing wrong -- and theyre doing nothing.

  5. Rick Friedman:

    He killed his baby and [the baby is] in the house...His wife broke up with him over the phone yesterday...I can't even believe this is happening. Steven Pladl, 42, was found dead Thursday morning in his vehicle in Dover, N.Y., several miles from the New Milford, Conn., murder scene where Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were discovered. Those two were also found dead in a vehicle that had one of its windows shot out, police said. The child’s body was found inside Pladl's home, hundreds of miles south in Knightdale, N.C., the same day. Pladl’s mother -- the one who tipped off authorities about the toddler's death -- had obtained custody of the child Steven fathered with his daughter following their arrests in January for adultery and contributing to delinquency, police told WNCN. The mother lives in Cary, about a half hour’s drive from Knightdale, and reportedly told them that Steve had picked Bennett up from her home Wednesday night. April 12, 2018: Police work at the scene where Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, Anthony Fusco, were found dead. (AP/Hearst Connecticut Media ) The toddler was found dead around 9 a.m. Thursday after officers performed a welfare check on the Knightdale home, where Pladl -- and previously his daughter -- had lived. Katie Pladl moved out of the home earlier this year and was living with her adoptive family in New York after bonding out of jail in Virginia, WNCN reported, citing court documents. It appeared Steven Pladl drove through the night Wednesday to hunt down his daughter and Fusco. They were found dead around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, and Pladl shot himself shortly afterward. This is a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw, i really believe that if the judges or the prosecutor or the defense attorneys in this case had any clue that the minor child or anyone would be harmed there would not be a bond set for any of the parties.

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