Predator meaning

prĕd'ə-tər, -tôr'
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.

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An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
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An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.
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An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
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A predatory person or animal.
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Any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other organisms (their prey), primarily for food.
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A sexual predator.

The woman was jailed after the judge called her a predator.

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Someone who attacks and plunders for gain.
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A person or group that robs, victimizes, or exploits others for gain.
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Origin of predator

  • Latin praedātor pillager from praedārī to plunder predatory
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin praedātor, from praedor (“loot, pillage"), from praeda (“booty, spoils, prey").
    From Wiktionary