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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNT, verb transitive

1. To chase wild animals, particularly quadrupeds, for the purpose of catching them for food, or for the diversion of sportsmen; to pursue with hounds for taking, as game; as, to hunt stag or a hare.

2. To go in search of, for the purpose of shooting; as, to hunt wolves, bears, squirrels or partridges. This is the common use of the word in America. It includes fowling by shooting.

3. To pursue; to follow closely.

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Psalms 140:11.

4. To use, direct or mange hounds in the chase.

He hunts a pack of dogs.

To hunt out or after, to seek; to search for.

To hunt from, to pursue and drive out or away.

To hunt down, to depress; to bear down by persecution or violence.

HUNT, verb intransitive To follow the chase. Genesis 27:5.

1. To seek wild animals for game, or for killing them by shooting when noxious; with for; as, to hunt for bears or wolves; to hunt for quails, or for ducks.

2. To seek by close pursuit; to search; with for.

The adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:26.

HUNT, noun A chase of wild animals for catching them.

1. A huntsman. [Not in use.]

2. A pack of hounds.

3. Pursuit; chase.

4. A seeking of wild animals of any kind for game; as a hunt for squirrels.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNT'ED, participle passive Chased; pursued; sought.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNT'ER, noun One who pursues wild animals with a view to take them, either for sport or for food.

1. A dog that scents game, or is employed in the chase.

2. A horse used in the chase.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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 Samuel 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 Samuel 23:20).

War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jeremiah 16:16; Ezekiel 32:30).

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNT'ING, participle present tense Chasing for seizure; pursuing; seeking; searching.

HUNT'ING, noun The act or practice of pursuing wild animals, for catching or killing them. hunting was originally practiced by men for the purpose of procuring food, as it still is by uncivilized nations. But among civilized men, it is practiced mostly for exercise or diversion, or for the destruction of noxious animals, as in America.

1. A pursuit; a seeking.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNT'ING-HORN, noun A bugle; a horn used to cheer the hounds in pursuit of game.

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HUNT'ING-NAG , A horse used in hunting.

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HUNT'ING-SEAT, noun A temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.

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HUNT'RESS, noun A female that hunts, or follows the chase. Diana is called the huntress

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HUNTS'MAN, noun One who hunts, or who practices hunting.

1. The servant whose office it is to manage the chase.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUNTS'MANSHIP, noun The art or practice of hunting, or the qualifications of a hunter.