hunter

[huhn-ter]

noun


Nearby words

  1. hunt, richard morris,
  2. hunt, william holman,
  3. hunt, william morris,
  4. huntaway,
  5. hunted,
  6. hunter green,
  7. hunter trials,
  8. hunter's canal,
  9. hunter's moon,
  10. hunter's pink

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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British Dictionary definitions for hunter

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

hunter

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for hunter

Hunter

[hŭntər]John 1728-1793

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

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