Synonyms for (noun) hunt

hunt, hunting

the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

hunt, hunting

the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

LESS SPECIFIC: labor, labour, toil

search, hunt, hunting

the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone



an instance of searching for something

the hunt for submarines


hunt, hunt club

an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

LESS SPECIFIC: guild, gild, order, lodge, social club, society, club

Hunt, James Henry Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt

British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)

LESS SPECIFIC: writer, author

Hunt, Richard Morris Hunt

United States architect (1827-1895)

LESS SPECIFIC: architect, designer

William Holman Hunt, Holman Hunt, Hunt

Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

LESS SPECIFIC: Pre-Raphaelite

Synonyms for (verb) hunt

track down, run, hunt, hunt down

pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods

LESS SPECIFIC: capture, catch


search (an area) for prey

The King used to hunt these forests

LESS SPECIFIC: search, look


seek, search for

She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them

LESS SPECIFIC: look for, search, seek


oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency

LESS SPECIFIC: oscillate, vibrate

trace, hound, hunt

pursue or chase relentlessly

The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him


yaw back and forth about a flight path

the plane's nose yawed



chase away, with as with force

They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood

LESS SPECIFIC: rouse, rout out, drive out, force out