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.
- Every December, we go deer hunting.
- Looking for something, especially for a job or place to live.
- When the rent was raised, I figured it was time for us to go house hunting in a different neighborhood.
- (engineering) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
- (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 as a type of hunting since it involves aquatic animals. Hunting is also the present participle of the verb "hunt."
- bow hunting
- fox hunting
- hunting dog
- hunting ground
- hunting jacket
- hunting knife
- hunting lodge
- hunting spider
- hunting sword
- hunting whip
- job hunting
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