Definition of hunting in English:

hunting

noun

  • 1The activity of hunting wild animals or game:

    ‘they talked about going hunting’
    ‘whale hunting is unnecessary’
    • ‘The Inuit rely heavily on subsistence hunting of walruses, whales, seals, and other animals near the top of the food chain.’
    • ‘As access to once remote forests grows, so does the risk of greater ‘bush meat’ hunting, or the hunting of wild animals for food.’
    • ‘With wild lands cleared for agriculture and game hunting on the rise, populations of cougars and other large predators took heavy hits.’
    • ‘Both were situated by the village's port, where the activities related to whale hunting had been pursued for almost a century.’
    • ‘The money which would need to go into policing a ban on hunting would be immense.’
    • ‘For some Americans who grew up with different cultural influences or who live in parts of the country where hunting is popular, game birds are familiar fare.’
    • ‘Big game hunting has long been a controversial topic.’
    • ‘Wild hunting, fishing, and wood cutting are not allowed.’
    • ‘In most other parts of Europe this type of hunting has been banned, I just can't understand it!’
    • ‘Thus the kind of domination represented by big game hunting had altered significantly.’
    • ‘Fishing and game hunting are different though, it's done for food and you generally don't tend to chase the animal over miles of countryside.’
    • ‘Bulgaria's resources in the field of game farms and hunting are really great.’
    • ‘The country was very rich in game before widespread hunting began.’
    • ‘This organisation was set up to defend and promote the use of terrier dogs in the hunting of wild animals.’
    • ‘Advocates for banning foxhunting in England argue that hunting and killing animals with packs of dogs is cruel and unnecessary.’
    • ‘He said that a recent opinion poll suggested that 80 per cent of the British public believe that hunting wild mammals with dogs is cruel.’
    • ‘But anti-hunt protesters say her story does not alter the fact that hunting is cruel to animals.’
    • ‘She was the goddess of hunting, wild animals, childbirth, nature, and the harvest.’
    • ‘Game hunting in South Africa has flourished into a multi-million-rand industry and the Eastern Cape has surpassed all the other provinces in its success.’
    • ‘China does not allow hunting of these animals in the wild.’
    blood sports, field sports, stalking, trapping, coursing, fox hunting, the chase
    poaching
    shikar
    venery
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  • 2[in combination] The activity of searching for something:

    ‘house-hunting’
  • 3Bell-ringing
    A simple system of changes in which bells move through the order in a regular progression.

Pronunciation:

hunting

/ˈhʌntɪŋ/