Definition of hunting ground in English:

hunting ground

noun

  • 1A place used or suitable for hunting.

    ‘a good hunting ground for birds of prey’
    • ‘So whenever people come over here to hunt buffalo, they can have our hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Four years later, however, these same voters worried more about losing their guns than their hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Both were royal hunting grounds in medieval times, but earlier settlement is attested by later prehistoric farmsteads and occasional hillforts.’
    • ‘He criss-crossed the range again, this time visiting the banks and hedgerows and the patches of uncultivated scrub that once had been his best hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Different animals rove through their hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Well into the second half of the century optimistic sportsmen cherished the goal of discovering virgin hunting grounds, filled with animals that had not yet learned to fear men with firearms.’
    • ‘Native Americans fought against the US Army in the nineteenth century to maintain autonomy and protect their traditional hunting grounds.’
    • ‘By the twelfth century A.D., landowners distributed salt licks to attract deer, a technique so effective that the emperors subsequently forbade it except on sovereign hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Both sportsmen and hide hunters could easily reach the hunting grounds and once there, range freely without worry.’
    • ‘However, many of the Indians who had lived freely for generations were unwilling to share, sell, or abandon their hunting grounds.’
    • ‘The cool clear waters off this coast at this time of year are ideal hunting grounds for great white sharks, who are visual predators.’
    • ‘This animal is intelligent, seeing if she is a threat, protecting its hunting grounds, or near by lair.’
    • ‘After the game wandered to the other side of the waterhole, we trotted them back to our own hunting grounds.’
    • ‘As quail hunting grew in popularity across the South, one rural Alabama county captured the sporting world's attention and lured the rich and famous to its legendary hunting grounds.’
    • ‘Already, smaller ice packs have reduced hunting grounds for polar bears, leaving some dangerously underweight.’
    • ‘Evelyn shook her head, ‘We could be trespassing on someone's hunting grounds and you are out here having a picnic!’’
    • ‘This is one of her usual hunting grounds; there was usually always easy prey here.’
    • ‘Deprived of their hunting grounds by the new mode of production, they had, at the same time, become dependent upon its products.’
    • ‘Because of the loss of their former hunting grounds, birds of prey are now forced to raid back gardens where their quarry, pre-occupied with feeding, fall easy victims.’
    • ‘Their hunting grounds and game preserves are being disturbed and their food supply both diminished and rendered uncertain.’
    1. 1.1 A place likely to be a fruitful source of something desired or sought.
      ‘the circuit is a favourite hunting ground for talent scouts’
      • ‘Resale shops and flea markets are excellent hunting grounds for additional pieces.’
      • ‘The road in front of the Secretariat is the favourite hunting ground for hawkers of all kinds.’
      • ‘The internet provides a wealth of information, but it is also a hunting ground for people trying to push shares of illiquid or rarely traded companies.’
      • ‘If you want to jump on the badge wagon big time, car boot sales, charity shops, local community fairs, jumble sales and junk shops are the best hunting grounds.’
      • ‘For the dealers, it provides a useful hunting ground for fresh talent.’
      • ‘It has been the hunting ground of a few specialist historians, most of them wearers of the famous black armband.’
      • ‘Hospitals were his favoured hunting ground for thefts of cash and credit cards and he continued his scam during the early 1990s.’
      • ‘And domestic companies seem to have clearly identified their favourite hunting grounds.’
      • ‘The resilient UK and European markets look like being happy hunting grounds for the masters of cost management and quick turnaround for some time yet.’
      • ‘It's not only the zero-tax policy of Dubai that makes it a favourite hunting ground for shoppers, but also an impressive line up of world's most popular brands that are available there.’
      • ‘Market similarity, ease of entry and exit has made the British market a familiar hunting ground for Irish investors over the past ten years.’
      • ‘But it is also significantly more than just the hunting grounds upon which consumers hunt down the latest commodity fetish.’
      • ‘This means that the old specialised areas of collecting may once again become the hunting ground of connoisseurs, rather than those for whom price is all.’
      • ‘The variations between venom types and the number of venomous snakes worldwide create a rich molecular hunting ground for researchers, like Woods, seeking to design new drugs.’
      • ‘Europe, he said, was a more likely hunting ground than Asia, where hotel assets remain highly priced despite the industry downturn.’
      • ‘The annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament, the political party conferences and youth interest groups will be among the hunting grounds where opinions will be sought.’
      • ‘The midfielder returns to his old hunting ground and produces a glorious performance for England.’
      • ‘Junk shops are not usually happy hunting grounds for archaeologists, but, let's face it, we've all heard stories of treasures being found in the least likely of places.’
      • ‘An aerobics class is great hunting ground, because people used to working out in a social setting will likely be open to exercising in tandem.’
      • ‘The undulating terrain of the park also made it a hunting ground for muggers and it had become a centre for fear rather than fun.’

Pronunciation

hunting ground