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The ordinal of a hundred.

HUNG, v. [pret. and pp. of Hang.]


A distilled water prepared from the tops of flowers of rosemary; so called from a queen of Hungary, for whose use it was first made. Encyc.

HUN'GER, n. [Sax. hunger, G. Dan. and Sw. hunger, D. honger, Goth. huhrus, hunger; Sax. hungrian, hingrian, Goth. huggryan, to hunger. It appears from the Gothic that n is not radical; the root then is Hg.]

  1. An uneasy sensation occasioned by the want of food; a craving of food by the stomach; craving appetite. Hunger is not merely want of food, for persons when sick, may abstain long from eating without hunger or an appetite for food. Hunger therefore is the pain or uneasiness of the stomach of a healthy person, when too long destitute of food.
  2. Any strong or eager desire. For hunger of my gold I die. Dryden.

HUN'GER, v.i.

  1. To feel the pain or uneasiness which is occasioned by long abstinence from food; to crave food.
  2. To desire with great eagerness; to long for. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness. Matt. v.

HUN'GER, v.t.

To famish. [Not in use.]


pained, pinched or weakened by hunger. Milton.


Feeling the uneasiness of want of food; desiring eagerly; longing for; craving.


Hungry; wanting food or nourishment. Shak.

HUN'GER-LY, adv.

With keen appetite. [Little used.] Shak.


Starved with hunger; pinched by want of food. Shak. Dryden.


Stung by hunger. Drake.


Hungry; pinched by want of food. [Obs.] Bacon.

HUN'GRI-LY, adv. [from hungry.]

With keen appetite; voraciously. When on harsh acorns hungrily they fed. Dryden.


  1. Having a keen appetite; feeling pain or uneasiness from want of food. Eat only when you are hungry.
  2. Having an eager desire.
  3. Lean; emaciated, as if reduced by hunger. Cassius has a lean and hungry look. Shak.
  4. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; requiring substances to enrich itself; as, a hungry soil; a hungry gravel. Mortimer.


A covetous sordid man; a miser; a niggard. Dryden.

HUNS, n. [L. Hunni.]

The Scythians who conquered Pannonia, and gave it its present name, Hungary.

HUNT, n.

  1. A chase of wild animals for catching them.
  2. A huntsman. [Not in use.] Chaucer.
  3. A pack of hounds. Dryden.
  4. Pursuit; chase. Shak.
  5. A seeking of wild animals of any kind for game; as, a hunt for squirrels.
  6. An association of huntsmen; as, the Caledonian hunt.

HUNT, v.i.

  1. To follow the chase. Gen. xxvii.
  2. To trek wild animals for game, or for killing them by shooting when noxious; with for; as, to hunt for bears or wolves; to hunt for quails, or for ducks.
  3. To seek by close pursuit; to search; with for. The adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Prov. vi.

HUNT, v.t. [Sax. huntian. This word does not appear in the cognate languages. See Class Gn, No. 67.]

  1. To chase wild animals, particularly quadrupeds, for the purpose of catching them for food, or for the diversion of sportsmen; to pursue with hounds for taking, as game; as, to hunt a stag or a hare.
  2. To go in search of, for the purpose of shooting; as, to hunt wolves, bears, squirrels or partridges. This is the common use of the word in America. It includes fowling by shooting.
  3. To pursue; to follow closely. Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Ps. cxl.
  4. To use, direct or manage hounds in the chase. He hunts a pack of dogs. Addison. To hunt out, or after, to seek; to search for. Locke. To hunt from, to pursue and drive out or away. To hunt down, to depress; to bear down by persecution or violence.

HUNT'ED, pp.

Chased; pursued; sought.


  1. One who pursues wild animals with a view to take them, either for sport or for food.
  2. A dog that scents game, or is employed in the chase.
  3. A horse used in the chase.


  1. The act or practice of pursuing wild animals, for catching or killing them. Hunting was originally practiced by men for the purpose of procuring food, as it still is by uncivilized nations. But among civilized men, it is practiced mostly for exercise or diversion, or for the destruction of noxious animals, as in America.
  2. A pursuit; a seeking.

HUNT'ING, ppr.

Chasing for seizure; pursuing; seeking; searching.


A bugle; a horn used to cheer the hounds in pursuit of game.