hunter

noun
hunt·​er | \ ˈhən-tər How to pronounce hunter (audio) \

Definition of hunter

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a person who hunts game
b : a dog used or trained for hunting
c : a horse used or adapted for use in hunting with hounds especially : a fast strong horse trained for cross-country work and jumping
2 : one that searches for something
3 : a pocket watch with a hinged protective cover

Hunter

biographical name
Hun·​ter | \ ˈhən-tər How to pronounce Hunter (audio) \

Definition of Hunter (Entry 2 of 3)

John 1728–1793 British anatomist and surgeon

Hunter

geographical name
Hun·​ter | \ ˈhən-tər How to pronounce Hunter (audio) \

Definition of Hunter (Entry 3 of 3)

river 287 miles (462 kilometers) long in eastern New South Wales, southeastern Australia, flowing east into the Pacific

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Synonyms & Antonyms for hunter

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of hunter in a Sentence

Noun hunters must have a license to shoot deer
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At several archaeological sites in China and Japan dating from 6,000 to 5,000 years ago, Paleolithic hunter-gatherers discarded carp bones. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Aquaculture may be the future of seafood, but its past is ancient," 17 Sep. 2019 Adaptations for endurance likely helped our early hunter-gatherer and farming ancestors. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Running—or sitting—can change the shape of your heart," 16 Sep. 2019 Nevertheless, by 3,000 years ago, most of the planet was already transformed by hunter-gatherers, farmers and pastoralists. Ben Marwick, The Conversation, "Surveying archaeologists across the globe reveals deeper and more widespread roots of the human age, the Anthropocene," 29 Aug. 2019 Within the system of taboos of these egalitarian hunter-gatherers, laughing in certain situations can cause storms, illness, or even death. Alice Rudge, Quartz, "Why we laugh when we know we shouldn’t," 28 Aug. 2019 For anthropologists, the existence of black hunter-gatherers in Asia is a wonder. Alex Perry, Outside Online, "The Last Days of John Allen Chau," 24 July 2019 Today, studies of Tanzania’s Hadza people, one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer groups on the planet, are a useful model for understanding just how much fiber early humans probably ate. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood," 15 July 2019 In the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela, Yanomami hunter-gatherers subsist on cassava, palm hearts and wild banana. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Race to Preserve the Biodiversity Inside Our Bodies," 30 June 2019 Our hunter-gatherer ancestors had to move to do just about everything, so human physiology evolved to require constant movement. Molly Rubin, Quartzy, "You don’t need more exercise, you just need to move," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of hunter

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of hunter was in the 13th century

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hunter

noun
How to pronounce Hunter (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hunter

: a person who hunts wild animals
: a person who searches for something
: a strong horse that people use when they hunt foxes

hunter

noun
hunt·​er | \ ˈhən-tər How to pronounce hunter (audio) \

Kids Definition of hunter

1 : a person who hunts wild animals
2 : a dog or horse used or trained for hunting
3 : a person who searches for something a bargain hunter

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