EN[ˈhʌntɪŋ] [-ʌntɪŋ]
  • Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any animal, or pursuing it with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, or trade.
  • Hunting can also be a means of pest control.
  • The pursuit, capture and release, or capture for food of fish is called fishing, which is not commonly categorised as a form of hunting.
  • Skillful tracking and acquisition of an elusive target has caused the word hunt to be used in the vernacular as a metaphor, as in treasure hunting, "bargain hunting", and even "hunting down corruption and waste".

    Definition of hunting in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhuntingsSUF-ing
    1. Chasing and killing animals for sport or to get food.
      1. Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
        1. (engineering) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of hunt.
            1. Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Chiding himself for his incessant shopping, he explained that the playful Greek hunting scene that hangs above his mantel was unearthed during one of his frequent thrifting trips to upstate New York.
            • Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.
            • For me, it isn't so much about the actual hunting as much as the woodsmanship and skills that come into play at every stage of a hunt.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • hunting that whale takes most of his free time ‎; his collection takes a lot of space ‎
        • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
          1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 1-10000
          2. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ing
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles

                Other Vocabulary

                Look-Alike Words
                1. en hinting
                2. en bunting
                3. en hurting
                4. en dunting
                5. en husting
                Related Links:
                1. en huntings
                2. en huntingtin
                3. en hunting cat
                4. en huntingtins
                5. en hunting cog
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of hunting for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "hunting" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
                Difficultness: Level 1
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                Definiteness: Level 5
                Definite    ➨     Versatile