The lion is a predator.
The definition of a predator is a person or an animal that hunts a smaller weaker person or animal.
An example of a predator is a lion hunting a gazelle.
a predatory person or animal
Origin of predatorback-formation ; from predatory
- An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
- A person or group that robs, victimizes, or exploits others for gain.
Origin of predatorLatin praed&amacron;tor, pillager, from praed&amacron;r&imacron;, to plunder; see predatory.
From Latin praedÄtor, from praedor (“loot, pillage"), from praeda (“booty, spoils, prey").