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.Gray.
(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.Tennyson.
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
4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
He hunts a pack of dogs.Addison.
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.Shak. To hunt counter, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. [Obs.]
1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray.Shak.
2. The game secured in the hunt. [Obs.] Shak.
3. A pack of hounds. [Obs.]