/ˈhʌntıŋ/ noun [noncount]
1 : the activity or sport of chasing and killing wild animals

His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

The law prohibits the hunting of migratory birds.

big-game hunting

She likes to go hunting.

We went hunting for bear. = We went bear-hunting.

— often used before another noun

hunting boots

a hunting accident

the hunting season

a hunting dog [=a dog people use when they hunt]

see also foxhunting, ↑head-hunting
2 : the activity of searching for something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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