- Zoology. any organism that exists by preying upon other organisms.
- a predatory person.
Origin of predator
Related Words for predatorcarnivore
Examples from the Web for predator
Contemporary Examples of predator
Amirpour sees the pimp as a liberator rather than a predator.
A man tracks her back to a building where the girl bares her fangs and devours him, reversing the role of predator.
I truly believe that most predator priests are out there living alone.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 16, 2014
One of those is Neal Blue, the co-owner and CEO of General Atomics, the company that makes the Predator and Reaper drones.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies
October 14, 2014
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.China Is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones
July 22, 2014
Historical Examples of predator
In general, the predator is bulkier than his prey, since he overcomes him and devours him.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
This was a natural infestation of a laboratory culture by a predator.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
And yet there was nothing about Jason Perfidion—nothing physical, that is—that suggested the predator.A Knyght Ther Was
Robert F. Young
A predator feeding on other animals would be expected to leave some evidence of its habits on the bones of its prey.Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma
Richard C. Fox
These services are aimed at re-establishing economic equilibrium in the host (predator) economies.After the Rain
- any carnivorous animal
- a predatory person or thing
Word Origin and History for predator
1862, from Latin praedator "plunderer," from praedari "to rob" (see predation). Originally Predatores (Swainson, 1840) used of insects that ate other insects.
- An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.