- 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.
predator definition by Webster's New World
Origin: back-formation ; from predatory
predator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
- One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain.
Origin: Latin praedātor, pillager, from praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.
predator - Science Definition