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hunt (hŭnt)
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v. hunt·ed, hunt·ing, hunts
v.tr.
1. To pursue (game) for food or sport.
2. To search through (an area) for prey: hunted the ridges.
3. To make use of (hounds, for example) in pursuing game.
4. To pursue intensively so as to capture or kill: hunted down the escaped convict.
5. To seek out; search for.
6. To drive out forcibly, especially by harassing; chase away: hunted the newcomers out of town.
v.intr.
1. To pursue game.
2. To make a search; seek.
3. Aerospace
a. To yaw back and forth about a flight path, as if seeking a new direction or another angle of attack. Used of an aircraft, rocket, or space vehicle.
b. To rotate up and down or back and forth without being deflected by the pilot. Used of a control surface or a rocket motor in gimbals.
4. Engineering
a. To oscillate about a selected value. Used of a machine, instrument, or system.
b. To swing back and forth; oscillate. Used of an indicator on a display or instrument panel.
n.
1. The act or sport of hunting: an enthusiast for the hunt.
2.
a. A hunting expedition or outing, usually with horses and hounds.
b. Those taking part in such an expedition or outing.
3. The hunting season for a particular animal: last year's deer hunt.
4. A diligent search or pursuit: on a hunt for cheap gas.

[Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian.]

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Hunt, (James Henry) Leigh 1784-1859.
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British writer and editor of the Examiner (1808-1821). He is known for his essays defending romanticism.

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Hunt, (William) Holman 1827-1910.
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British painter and cofounder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His works include The Light of the World (1854) and The Scapegoat (1856).

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Hunt, Richard Morris 1827-1895.
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American architect who designed numerous sumptuous mansions as well as an extension of the US Capitol (1855) and the base of the Statue of Liberty (1886).

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