hunt vs hunting what difference

what is difference between hunt and hunting

English

Etymology

From Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian (to hunt), from Proto-Germanic *huntōną (to hunt, capture), from Proto-Indo-European *kend- (to catch, seize). Related to Old High German hunda (booty), Gothic ???????????????????? (hunþs, body of captives), Old English hūþ (plunder, booty, prey), Old English hentan (to catch, seize). More at hent, hint.
In some areas read as a collective form of hound by folk etymology.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hʌnt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnt

Verb

hunt (third-person singular simple present hunts, present participle hunting, simple past and past participle hunted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport.
    • Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.
    • 1842, Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall
      Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.
    • 2010, Backyard deer hunting: converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound →ISBN, page 10:
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To try to find something; search (for).
    The police are hunting for evidence.
  3. (transitive) To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.
    to hunt down a criminal
    He was hunted from the parish.
  4. (transitive) To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.
    • He hunts a pack of dogs better than any man in the country.
  5. (transitive) To use or traverse in pursuit of game.
    He hunts the woods, or the country.
  6. (bell-ringing, transitive) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
  7. (bell-ringing, intransitive) To shift up and down in order regularly.
  8. (engineering, intransitive) To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, etc.; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.

Derived terms

  • headhunt, head-hunt
  • hunt where the ducks are
  • that dog won’t hunt

Translations

Noun

hunt (plural hunts)

  1. The act of hunting.
  2. A hunting expedition.
  3. An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to it.
  4. A pack of hunting dogs.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Thun

Bavarian

Noun

hunt ? 

  1. (Sappada, Sauris, Timau) dog

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Cimbrian

Noun

hunt m

  1. dog

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Estonian

Etymology

Most likely from Middle Low German hunt.
Possibly an earlier loan from Proto-Germanic *hundaz.

Noun

hunt (genitive hundi, partitive hunti)

  1. wolf, grey wolf

Declension

Synonyms

  • susi
  • untsantsakas
  • hall hunt

Mòcheno

Etymology

From Middle High German hunt, from Old High German hunt, from Proto-West Germanic *hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz (dog). Cognate with German Hund, English hound.

Noun

hunt m

  1. dog

References

  • “hunt” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *hund.

Noun

hunt m

  1. dog

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: hont
    • Dutch: hond

Further reading

  • “hunt (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *hund.

Noun

hunt m

  1. dog

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: hunt
    • Alemannic German: Hund
      Alsatian: Hund
      Swabian: Hond
      Walser: hun, hund, hunn, hònn
    • Bavarian:
      Cimbrian: hunt
      Mòcheno: hunt
      Udinese: hunt
    • Central Franconian: Hond, Honk, Honk
      Hunsrik: Hund
      Kölsch: Hunk, Hungk
    • German: Hund
      • Esperanto: hundo
        • Ido: hundo
    • Luxembourgish: Hond
    • Vilamovian: hund
    • Yiddish: הונט(hunt)


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌntɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌntɪŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English hunting, from Old English huntung, equivalent to hunt +‎ -ing.

Noun

hunting (countable and uncountable, plural huntings)

  1. The act of finding and killing a wild animal, either for sport or with the intention of using its parts to make food, clothes, etc.
    • 1797, Encyclopædia Britannica
      His pictures of huntings are particularly admired: the figures and animals of every species being designed with uncommon spirit, nature, and truth.
  2. Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
  3. (engineering) Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
  4. (telephony) The process of determining which of a group of telephone lines will receive a call.
Usage notes

Although hunting is technically a hypernym for fishing, fishing is generally not thought of or consider to be a type of hunting since it involves aquatic animals.

Derived terms
Related terms
  • cynegetic
Descendants
  • Korean: 헌팅 (heonting, flirting with strangers, pickup)
Translations
Further reading
  • hunting on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English huntynge, alteration of earlier Middle English huntinde, huntende, huntand, present participle of hunten (to hunt), equivalent to hunt +‎ -ing.

Verb

hunting

  1. present participle of hunt

Anagrams

  • nuthing

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