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 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 Roberts is the face of Chasseresse, which means huntress in French. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2018 Oh my God, Grace the tiger huntress is William’s daughter! William Lee,, 14 May 2018 Kelsey Lauritano’s dark, eloquent mezzo made for a potent Diane, and Shaked Bar was a standout as Diane’s chief priestess and a huntress. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2018 Best known for its lovely music, written in 1876 by Leo Delibes, the ballet conveys the story of a mythical huntress' love for a mortal shepherd. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, 9 Feb. 2018 Here’s the page about Atalanta, the huntress of Greek mythology who killed any suitor who could not defeat her in a race. Jesse Green, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of huntress

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Huntress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of huntress

literary : a woman who hunts wild animals

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