Snipe vs. Hunt - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Snipe

    A snipe is any of about 26 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis, or camouflage, plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution, the Lymnocryptes snipe is restricted to Asia and Europe and the Coenocorypha snipes are found only in the outlying islands of New Zealand. The four species of painted snipe are not closely related to the typical snipes, and are placed in their own family, the Rostratulidae.

Wiktionary

  • Snipe (noun)

    Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A fool; a blockhead.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A shot fired from a concealed place.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A member of the engineering department on a ship.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A goal.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A cigarette butt.

  • Snipe (noun)

    An animated promotional logo during a television show.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To hunt snipe.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To shoot with a sniper rifle.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid against (the current high bidder) at the last possible moment.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To score a goal.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.

  • Hunt (verb)

    To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport.

    "State Wildlife Management areas often offer licensed hunters the opportunity to hunt on public lands."

    "Her uncle will go out and hunt for deer, now that it is open season."

  • Hunt (verb)

    To try to find something; search (for).

    "The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach."

    "The police are hunting for evidence."

  • Hunt (verb)

    To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.

    "to hunt down a criminal"

    "He was hunted from the parish."

  • Hunt (verb)

    To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.

    "Did you hunt that pony last week?"

  • Hunt (verb)

    To use or traverse in pursuit of game.

    "He hunts the woods, or the country."

  • Hunt (verb)

    To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

  • Hunt (verb)

    To shift up and down in order regularly.

  • Hunt (verb)

    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.

  • Hunt (noun)

    The act of hunting.

  • Hunt (noun)

    A hunting expedition.

  • Hunt (noun)

    An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to it.

  • Hunt (noun)

    A pack of hunting dogs.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Snipe (noun)

    a wading bird of marshes and wet meadows, with brown camouflaged plumage, a long straight bill, and typically a drumming display flight.

  • Snipe (verb)

    shoot at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range

    "the soldiers in the trench sniped at us"

  • Snipe (verb)

    make a sly or petty verbal attack

    "the state governor constantly sniped at the president"

  • Snipe (verb)

    (in an online auction) place a bid judged to be high enough to win an item just before the bidding is scheduled to close

    "I regularly snipe 10 to 5 seconds before the end of eBay auctions"

  • Snipe (verb)

    outbid (another bidder in an online auction) just before the bidding is scheduled to close

    "what is the point of sitting around for a seven-day auction when half the time you get sniped at the last second"

  • Hunt (verb)

    pursue and kill (a wild animal) for sport or food

    "they hunted and fished"

    "in the autumn they hunted deer"

  • Hunt (verb)

    pursue (a wild animal, especially a fox or deer) on horseback using hounds

    "he used to hunt"

    "an old dog fox who had been hunted many times before"

  • Hunt (verb)

    use (a hound or a horse) for hunting

    "he hunted his hounds every day"

  • Hunt (verb)

    (of an animal) chase and kill (its prey)

    "mice are hunted by weasels and foxes"

    "lionesses hunt in groups"

  • Hunt (verb)

    search determinedly for someone or something

    "he desperately hunted for a new job"

  • Hunt (verb)

    (of the police) search for (a criminal)

    "the gang is being hunted by police"

    "police are hunting for her attacker"

  • Hunt (verb)

    search for and capture someone

    "the killers will be hunted down"

  • Hunt (verb)

    (of a device or system) oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state

    "on weak stereo signals this circuit can hunt over mono and stereo in a very disconcerting manner"

  • Hunt (verb)

    (of an aircraft or rocket) oscillate about a mean flight path.

  • Hunt (verb)

    (in change-ringing) move the place of a bell in a simple progression.

  • Hunt (noun)

    an act of hunting wild animals or game

    "a bear-hunt"

  • Hunt (noun)

    an association of people who meet regularly to hunt, especially with hounds.

  • Hunt (noun)

    an area where hunting takes place.

  • Hunt (noun)

    a search

    "police launched a hunt for the killer"

  • Hunt (noun)

    an oscillating motion about a desired speed, position, or state.

Webster Dictionary

  • Snipe (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidæ, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

  • Snipe (noun)

    A fool; a blockhead.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To shoot or hunt snipe.

  • Snipe (verb)

    To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; - often with at.

  • Snipe

    To shoot at (detached men of an enemy's force) at long range, esp. when not in action.

  • Snipe

    To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

  • Hunt

    To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.

  • Hunt

    To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; - often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.

  • Hunt

    To drive; to chase; - with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.

  • Hunt

    To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.

  • Hunt

    To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.

  • Hunt

    To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.

  • Hunt (verb)

    To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.

  • Hunt (verb)

    To seek; to pursue; to search; - with for or after.

  • Hunt (verb)

    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, or the like; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.

  • Hunt (verb)

    To shift up and down in order regularly.

  • Hunt (noun)

    The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.

  • Hunt (noun)

    The game secured in the hunt.

  • Hunt (noun)

    A pack of hounds.

  • Hunt (noun)

    An association of huntsmen.

  • Hunt (noun)

    A district of country hunted over.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Snipe (noun)

    Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

  • Snipe (noun)

    a gunshot from a concealed location

  • Snipe (verb)

    hunt or shoot snipe

  • Snipe (verb)

    aim and shoot with great precision

  • Snipe (verb)

    attack in speech or writing;

    "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

  • Hunt (noun)

    Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

  • Hunt (noun)

    United States architect (1827-1895)

  • Hunt (noun)

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

  • Hunt (noun)

    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

  • Hunt (noun)

    an instance of searching for something;

    "the hunt for submarines"

  • Hunt (noun)

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

  • Hunt (noun)

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

  • Hunt (noun)

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

  • Hunt (verb)

    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"

  • Hunt (verb)

    pursue or chase relentlessly;

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"

    "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"

  • Hunt (verb)

    chase away, with as with force;

    "They hunted the the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

  • Hunt (verb)

    yaw back and forth about a flight path;

    "the plane's nose yawed"

  • Hunt (verb)

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

    "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

  • Hunt (verb)

    seek, search for;

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

  • Hunt (verb)

    search (an area) for prey;

    "The King used to hunt these forests"

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