- 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.
The lion is a predator.
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 praedātor, pillager, from praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.
From Latin praedÄtor, from praedor (â€œloot, pillageâ€), from praeda (â€œbooty, spoils, preyâ€).