[ huhn-tris ]
See synonyms for huntress on
  1. a woman who hunts.

  2. 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 For huntress

See -ess.

Words Nearby huntress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use huntress in a sentence

  • The Spider-huntress explores the wall minutely; she runs, leaps and flies; she comes and goes, flitting to and fro.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • Let us agree that the Scolia of antiquity sought a different prey from that adopted by the modern huntress.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre