hunt·​ress | \ ˈhən-trəs How to pronounce huntress (audio) \

Definition of huntress

: a woman who hunts game also : a female animal that hunts prey

Examples of huntress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhang is Milva, a human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest who is a fierce and talented huntress. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 24 Sep. 2022 As mentioned, vampire Juliette is played by Sarah Catherine Hook and while her huntress lover Calliope is portrayed by Imani Lewis. Seventeen, 17 May 2022 Zhang is Milva, a human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest who is a fierce and talented huntress. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 14 Apr. 2022 Marie-Aurore de Saxe, a French noblewoman and freethinker, was painted in the guise of Diana, the huntress, wearing a leopard-print gown with billowing sleeves and a plunging bosom. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 The protagonist is a huntress who agrees to travel to a magical realm with a faerie lord, in exchange for her family's safety. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 14 Jan. 2022 The animated fantasy show RWBY is set in a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, and where humanity’s hope lies with powerful huntsmen and huntresses. Clark Collis,, 31 Oct. 2019 Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such huntresses in training whose journeys will take them far past the grounds of their school, Beacon Academy. Clark Collis,, 31 Oct. 2019 Sony showed off Aloy, the formidable huntress star of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Carolyn Petit, WIRED, 14 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of huntress

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Sep 2022

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“Huntress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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