Hunt vs Hant - What's the difference?
As a proper noun hunt
is for a hunter (for game, birds etc).
As a verb hant is
to strip, peel (bark).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To chase down prey and (usually) kill it.
* Bible, Genesis xxvii. 5
- Esau went to the field to hunt for venison.
* 2010 , Backyard deer hunting: converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound (ISBN 1449084354), page 10:
- Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.
- State Wildlife Management Areas often offer licensed hunters the opportunity to hunt deer on public lands.
To try to find something; search.
* (William Shakespeare)
* , chapter=1
- He after honour hunts , I after love.
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting
for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
* 2004 , Prill Boyle, Defying Gravity: A Celebration of Late-Blooming Women (ISBN 1578601541), page 119:
* 2011 , Ann Major, Nobody's Child (ISBN 1459271939):
- My idea of retirement was to hunt seashells, play golf, and do a lot of walking.
- What kind of woman came to an island and stayed there through a violent storm and then got up the next morning to hunt seashells? She had fine, delicate features with high cheekbones and the greenest eyes he'd ever seen.
To drive; to chase; with down'', ''from'', ''away , etc.
- The police are hunting for evidence.
- to hunt down a criminal
To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.
- He was hunted from the parish.
- He hunts a pack of dogs.
To use or traverse in pursuit of game.
- He hunts the woods, or the country.
* hunt where the ducks are
* that dog won't hunt
The act of hunting.
A hunting expedition.
An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to such an organization (capitalized if the name of a specific organization).
* treasure hunt