Definitions of hunting

  1. the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of Hunt Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The pursuit of game or of wild animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act or practice of pursuing wild animals for sport or for food. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Hunting, as a matter of necessity, whether for the exterminatiOn of dangerous beasts or for procuring sustenance betokens a rude and semi-civilized state; as an amusement, it betokens an advanced state. The Hebrews as a pastoral and agricultural people, were not given to the sports of the field; the density of the population, the earnestness of their character, and the tendency of their ritual regulations, particularly those affecting food, all combined to discourage the practice of hunting. The smaller of catching animals was, first, either by digging a pitfall; or, secondly, by a trap which was set under ground, ( Job 18:10 ) in the run of the animal, ( Proverbs 22:5 ) and caught it by the leg, ( Job 18:9 ) or lastly by the use of the net, of which there were various kinds, as or the gazelle, ( Isaiah 51:20 ) Authorized Version, "wild bull," and other animals of that class. biblestudytools.com
  8. mentioned first in Genesis 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" ( Genesis 25:27 ). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" ( Leviticus 17:15 ; Proverbs 12:27 ). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine ( 1 Samuel 17:34 ; 2 Sam 23:20 ; 1 Kings 13:24 ; Ezekiel 19:3-8 ), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting ( Psalms 91:3 ; Amos 3:5 ; 2 Sam 23:20 ). War is referred to under the idea of hunting ( Jeremiah 16:16 ; Ezekiel 32:30 ). biblestudytools.com
  9. The act of pursuing and taking wild animals; the chase. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  10. The chase gives a kind of title by occupancy, by which the hunter acquires a right or property in the game which he captures. In the United States, the right of hunting is universal, and limited only so far as to exclude hunters from committing injuries to private property or to the public; as, by shooting on public roads. Vide Feroe naturae; Occupancy. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  11. In vbl senses; h.-box, small house for use during h.-season; h.-CROP; h.-ground, place where one hunts (often fig.); happy h.-ground (s), the future state (prop. as expected by Amer. Indians), good place for h. (fig.); h.-horn, horn used in h., second pommel on near side of side-saddle. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. Act or practice of pursuing wild animals; search or pursuit in general. Cabinet Dictionary

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