To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport.
To try to find something; search (for).
To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.
To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.
To use or traverse in pursuit of game.
To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
To shift up and down in order regularly.
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.
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 𐌷𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍃 ("body of captives"), Old English hūþ ("plunder, booty, prey"), Old English hentan ("to catch, seize"). More at hent, hint.