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

  • nonhunter
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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 Yasar Ergun, a village teacher who became a veterinarian and professor at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University in the city of Antakya, heard in the mid-1990s from an old hunter that there were wild gazelles in the mountains along the border with Syria. Star Tribune, "Endangered gazelles make a comeback on the edge of a war zone," 2 Apr. 2021 Blaine, a dancer and hunter from Portland, Oregon, appears on his roof in only his underwear, holding a rifle and sitting in a deep squat—perhaps one of the few positions common to both strippers and sportsmen. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "The Romantic Partners of Exotic Dancers," 30 Mar. 2021 In the event on May 6, void assassin Kha’Zix and his nemesis, a feline creature named Rengar, will hunt and stalk each other, and players get to decide which hunter wins the round. Washington Post, "Everything to know about the new mobile game ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’," 28 Mar. 2021 There the reader meets an Inupiat hunter named Gene Rex Agnaboogok, who fell into a polar bear den in 1988 and orphaned Nora’s father, Nanuq. Katherine Cusumano, Outside Online, "How Polar Bears Became Avatars for the Climate Crisis," 28 Mar. 2021 Though participation in spring hunting has dipped over the last decade, Texas consistently ranks among the top three states in hunter numbers, turkey abundance and annual harvest. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Spring turkey hunting: Everything you need to know, including season dates, hotspots and the freeze," 26 Mar. 2021 Instead of getting quietly angry at that other hunter in the parking lot…try talking to him or her. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "It’s Likely Going to Be Another Crowded, Pressured Turkey Season. So Quit Whining About It and Find Some New Places to Hunt," 23 Mar. 2021 Out-of-state hunter Todd Scheuble of Webster, Minnesota, commented that South Dakota’s low quota of nonresident licenses and a lack of habitat and walk-in opportunities were the real problems with the state’s license sales. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "Nebraska and South Dakota Introduce “Three-Splash” Duck Limit Option," 18 Mar. 2021 Yasar Ergun, a village teacher who became a veterinarian and professor at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University in the city of Antakya, heard in the mid-1990s from an old hunter that there were wild gazelles in the mountains along the border with Syria. New York Times, "Endangered Gazelles Make a Comeback on the Edge of a War Zone," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hunter

Noun

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

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

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8 Apr 2021

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“Hunter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunter. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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hunter

noun

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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