- a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
- a person who searches for or seeks something: a fortune hunter.
- a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in hunting.
- an animal, as a dog, trained to hunt game.
- (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Orion.
- Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hunting case.
- hunter green.
Origin of hunter
- John,1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
- Robert Mer·cer Tal·ia·ferro [mur-ser tol-uh-ver] /ˈmɜr sər ˈtɒl ə vər/, 1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for hunter
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In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson was dispatched to report on a motorcycle race in Las Vegas.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
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Cumberbatch and Hunter have assiduously avoided being identified as celebrity couple until now.
By 2010, Hunter was directing a well received revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre on Broadway.
McConnell had seen the sign, Hunter told me, and “he loves it!”Mitch’s Brotastic Victory Bash
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If the hunter fires then, over the horn, he will strike the beast's backbone.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
But, madam, were you not saying something to me about Miss Hunter?
Miss Hunter applied her glass to her eye, but could not make out who it was.
One lion is pouncing upon a hunter, but his friends are coming to help him.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
He was the warrior and hunter, and she did most of the labor, in both the house and the field.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
- a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures gameFemale equivalent: huntress (ˈhʌntrɪs)
- a person who looks diligently for something
- (in combination)a fortune-hunter
- a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
- a specially bred dog used to hunt game
- Also called: hunting watch a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystalSee also half-hunter
- John. 1728–93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
- his brother, William. 1718–83, British anatomist and obstetrician
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Word Origin and History for hunter
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.
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