hunter

[huhn-ter]

noun


Origin of hunter

First recorded in 1200–50, hunter is from the Middle English word huntere. See hunt, -er1
Related formshunt·er·like, adjective

Hunter

[huhn-ter]

noun

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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hunter

noun

a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures gameFemale equivalent: huntress (ˈhʌntrɪs)
  1. a person who looks diligently for something
  2. (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

Hunter

noun

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

mid-13c. (attested in place names from late 12c.), from hunt + -er (1). The Old English word was hunta.

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hunter in Medicine

Hunter

[hŭntər]John 1728-1793

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.
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