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1. hunting

noun. ['ˈhʌntɪŋ'] the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.

Synonyms

  • battue
  • fox hunting
  • beagling
  • foxhunt
  • deer hunt
  • hunt
  • blood sport
  • pigsticking
  • deer hunting
  • duck hunting
  • field sport
  • outdoor sport
  • coursing

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hunt (English)
  • hunten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Hunting

  • confronting
  • affronting
  • grunting
  • fronting
  • blunting
  • bunting

Sentences with hunting


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Most of the townspeople make a living by hunting bowhead whales as well as caribou.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Both the American and English cocker spaniels were originally used in bird hunting.

Quotes about hunting


1. What are you doing with all those books anyway?"Ron asked. Just trying to decide which ones to take with us,"said Hermione. When we're looking for the Horcruxes."Oh, of course,"said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. Oh, of course,"said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. Trees shaped like deer should not be ridden like benches if they get stuck up in other trees. No hunting farming allowed. Fishing only.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. target-hunting

adjective. guided automatically toward the target.

3. hunting

noun. ['ˈhʌntɪŋ'] the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts.

Synonyms

  • stalk
  • toil
  • labour
  • still hunt
  • canned hunt
  • hunt
  • predation
  • stalking
  • birdnesting

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hunt (English)
  • hunten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. hunting

noun. ['ˈhʌntɪŋ'] the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.

Synonyms

  • foraging
  • looking for
  • seeking
  • frisking
  • exploration
  • rummage
  • ransacking
  • activity
  • hunt
  • forage
  • frisk
  • looking
  • quest
  • scouring
  • manhunt
  • search

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • profound

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hunt (English)
  • hunten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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