To hunt counter, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. [Obs.] Shak.

(Hunt), n.

1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray.

2. The game secured in the hunt. [Obs.] Shak.

3. A pack of hounds. [Obs.]

3. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil. "The hungry beach." Shak.

(Hunk) n. [Cf. Hunch.] A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread. [Colloq.]

(Hun"ker) n. Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy. [Political Cant, U.S.]

(Hun"ker*ism) n. Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress. [Political Cant, U.S.]

(Hunks) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.

Pray make your bargain with all the prudence and selfishness of an old hunks.

(Hunt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hunting.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hinan (in comp.) to seize. &radic36. 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.

Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.

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.

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Ps. cxl. 11.

3. To drive; to chase; — with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.

4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

He hunts a pack of dogs.

5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.

(Hunt), v. i.

1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.
Gen. xxvii. 5.

2. To seek; to pursue; to search; — with for or after.

He after honor hunts, I after love.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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