KJV Dictionary Definition: hunt


HUNT, v.t.

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. Ps.140.

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, v.i. To follow the chase. Gen.27.

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. Prov.6.

HUNT, n. 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.


HUNT'ED, pp. Chased; pursued; sought.


HUNT'ING, ppr. Chasing for seizure; pursuing; seeking; searching.

HUNT'ING, n. 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.