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

huntsman, nimrod

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

But budget-hunters looking for cheap eats may need a guide to find the best dining deals for the dollar this weekend. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Top 10 cheap eats at Comic-Con this week," 17 July 2019 Hunting will be by limited quota draw permit only, and 400 individual hunters will be drawn to participate. Frank Sargeant, al, "Sandhill crane hunting returns to Alabama," 17 July 2019 Strictly Reptiles of Hollywood pays hunters to catch them locally for sale and imports them from farms in Central America. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida refuses to ban iguana sales, despite calling on landowners to kill them," 12 July 2019 A pool worker in Boca Raton was hit in the leg with a pellet fired from a pellet gun used by an iguana hunter, according to the report. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "During Florida iguana hunt, pool worker gets shot: report," 11 July 2019 This month he is scheduled to accompany a sole tourist to join tusk hunters in a district of Arctic Yakutia. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "A Mammoth Problem Emerges in Siberia," 10 July 2019 In Shipman's hypothesis, human-dog teams were much better hunters than groups of either alone. Faye Flam, chicagotribune.com, "In defense of the not-so-cute animals," 10 July 2019 Your location may be placed on a map that will be available to treasure hunters. cleveland.com, "Vintage MarketPlace attracts visitors from afar: Olmsted Dates and Data," 6 July 2019 But for many Alaska hunters, the annual hunting trip is their vacation. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Is Alaska a good place for a big-game hunter? Yes and no.," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of hunter

Noun

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

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21 Jul 2019

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

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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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