• 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.
  • Looking for something, especially for a job or flat.
  • Fluctuating around a central value without stabilizing.
  • The process of determining which of a group of telephone lines will receive a call.


  • Present participle of hunt


  • From Middle English hunting, from Old English huntung, equivalent to hunt + -ing.
  • From Middle English huntynge, alteration of earlier Middle English huntinde, huntende, huntand, present participle of hunten, equivalent to hunt + -ing.

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