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

Each hunter working alone can catch a hare, but hares aren’t very meaty. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Low-caste men in India cooperate like college students," 7 Nov. 2018 What was just as interesting to me as the hunting was the hunter himself. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Spend time with mushroom experts – they’ll grow on you," 8 June 2018 Perhaps that person was a hunter about to deliver a surprise lethal blow, Bennett said. Ben Guarino, BostonGlobe.com, "Fossil footprints show a human chasing an extinct giant sloth," 26 Apr. 2018 In addition, a steep selloff last year lured bargain hunters. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "China’s Developers Go on Borrowing Spree," 12 Feb. 2019 But in North Dakota, Jane Lytvynenko found that Democrats ran a misleading Facebook ad which targeted hunters in an apparent effort to suppress Republican turnout. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Four ways the internet changed the midterm elections," 7 Nov. 2018 One image shows an Awá hunter with a small deer on his back while holding his bow and arrows with a hunting dog following behind. Fox News, "Inside the Amazon’s ‘world’s most endangered tribe’ who bathes with turtles and and eats armadillos," 1 Oct. 2018 Some counties in Ohio now permit recreational hunters to shoot down invasive deer within town limits. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests," 9 July 2018 Preston didn’t reveal the grove’s exact location, but the book spurred interest and prompted amateur tree hunters to seek it out. Robert Earle Howells, SFChronicle.com, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of hunter

Noun

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

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12 May 2019

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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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