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[huhn-tris] /ˈhʌn trɪs/
a woman who hunts.
a mare used as a hunting horse.
Origin of huntress
First recorded in 1350-1400, huntress is from the Middle English word hunteresse. See hunter, -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Unknown God had surely made her as she was, had made her a huntress.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • "There is no ship like a privateer, and no privateer like the huntress," he was saying.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • With a sudden flight, a huntress arrives, carrying her drooping prey.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • Beyond them, the lights of the huntress showed where she was getting up sail.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • Being high noon by that time, the demands of nature made our huntress think of a mid-day meal.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • All this the quick eye of the huntress takes in at a glance, resolving her how to act.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • In pictures she was clothed as a huntress, carried a bow and arrows and wore a crescent in her hair.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • But to her, at last, there came a day when she was no longer the huntress but the hunted.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • It had a picture in relief, on one side, of Diana the huntress, with her nymphs and baying hounds.

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Word Origin and History for huntress

late 14c.; see hunter + -ess. Old English had hunticge.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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