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From Middle English hunting, from Old English huntung, equivalent to hunt + -ing.
hunting (countable and uncountable, plural huntings)
- The act of finding and killing a wild animal, either for sport or with the intention of using its parts to make food, clothes, etc.
- 1797, Encyclopædia Britannica:
- His pictures of huntings are particularly admired: the figures and animals of every species being designed with uncommon spirit, nature, and truth.
- Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
- (engineering) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
- 1961 March, “Talking of trains”, in Trains Illustrated, page 136:
- Bogie hunting is not caused by some sort of periodic disturbance but by dynamic instability; the oscillatory system is not the bogies alone but the complete assembly of bogie-plus-body; and variations in track rigidity do not affect the nature of the motion, only its intensity.
- (telephony) The process of determining which of a group of telephone lines will receive a call.
Although hunting is technically a hypernym for fishing, fishing is generally not thought of or consider to be a type of hunting since it involves aquatic animals.
- bow hunting
- fox hunting
- go hunting where the ducks are
- happy hunting ground
- hunting box
- hunting cap
- hunting cat
- hunting cog
- hunting dog
- hunting ground
- hunting horn
- hunting jacket
- hunting knife
- hunting leopard
- hunting lodge
- hunting pink
- hunting reaction
- hunting response
- hunting spider
- hunting sword
- hunting whip
- job hunting
- painted hunting dog
- paper hunting
- persistence hunting
- pixel hunting
- trophy hunting
chasing and killing animals for sport or to use its parts
looking for something
fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing
From Middle English huntynge, alteration of earlier Middle English huntinde, huntende, huntand, present participle of hunten (“to hunt”), equivalent to hunt + -ing.
- present participle of hunt
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess:
- Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
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