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 for hunting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hunt \Hunt\ (h[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Hunting.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to
     follow, pursue, Goth. hin?an (in comp.) to seize. [root]36.
     Cf. Hent.]
     1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to
        chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing;
        to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to
        hunt a deer.
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              Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.       --Tennyson.
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     2. To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow;
        -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt
        out evidence.
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              Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
                                                    --Ps. cxl. 11.
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     3. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to
        hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
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     4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
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              He hunts a pack of dogs.              --Addison.
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     5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the
        woods, or the country.
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     6. (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in
        a regular course of changes.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hunting \Hunt"ing\, n.
     The pursuit of game or of wild animals. --A. Smith.
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     Happy hunting grounds, the region to which, according to
        the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and
        hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and
        feasting. --Tylor.
  
     Hunting box. Same As Hunting lodge (below).
  
     Hunting cat (Zool.), the cheetah.
  
     Hunting cog (Mach.), a tooth in the larger of two geared
        wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number
        in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting
        of the same pairs of teeth.
  
     Hunting dog (Zool.), the hyena dog.
  
     Hunting ground, a region or district abounding in game;
        esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American
        Indians in search of game.
  
     Hunting horn, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See
        Horn, and Bulge.
  
     Hunting leopard (Zool.), the cheetah.
  
     Hunting lodge, a temporary residence for the purpose of
        hunting.
  
     Hunting seat, a hunting lodge. --Gray.
  
     Hunting shirt, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of
        leather.
  
     Hunting spider (Zool.), a spider which hunts its prey,
        instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.
  
     Hunting watch. See Hunter, 6.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hunting
      n 1: the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded
           as a sport [syn: hunt, hunting]
      2: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something
         or someone [syn: search, hunt, hunting]
      3: the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food
         or pelts [syn: hunt, hunting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "hunting":
     analog process, angling, behavior pattern, chase, chevy, chivy,
     coursing, cynegetic, cynegetics, digital process, dogging,
     domiciliary visit, dragnet, exploration, falconry, feeling,
     fishing, follow, follow-up, following, forage, fox hunting, frisk,
     gunning, halieutic, hawking, house-search, hue and cry, hunt,
     in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, input oscillation, offset,
     oscillatory behavior, overcorrection of error, overshoot,
     perquisition, piscatorial, piscatory, posse, probe, process,
     prosecution, pursuance, pursuant, pursuing, pursuit, quest,
     questing, ransacking, rummage, search, search party,
     search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, seeking,
     self-excitation, shadowing, shikar, shooting, sport, sporting,
     stalk, stalking, still hunt, tracking, tracking down, trailing,
     turning over, venery
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Hunting
     mentioned first in Gen. 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was
     "a cunning hunter" (Gen. 25:27). Hunting was practised by the
     Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Lev.
     17:15; Prov. 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were
     found in Palestine (1 Sam. 17:34; 2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24;
     Ezek. 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and
     destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Ps.
     91:3; Amos 3:5; 2 Sam. 23:20).
     
       War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jer. 16:16;
     Ezek. 32:30).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HUNTING. The act of pursuing and taking wild animals; the chase.
       2. 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. 
  
  

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