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

Definition of huntress

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

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Sony showed off Aloy, the formidable huntress star of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Carolyn Petit, WIRED, "Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better," 14 June 2019 Roberts is the face of Chasseresse, which means huntress in French. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "On the Hunt for Vintage Treasures? Chasseresse Brings You Fresh Edits Weekly," 1 Nov. 2018 Oh my God, Grace the tiger huntress is William’s daughter! William Lee,, "‘Westworld’ Episode 4 recap: 5 things to know about ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’," 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, "French Opera Takes Over New York," 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, "Houston Ballet will unveil a new "Sylvia," the Wonder Woman of dance, next season," 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, "Review: Throwback ‘Portuguese Kid’ Will Do Anything for a Laugh," 24 Oct. 2017 Digital scavenging, however, is just one of the unapologetic bargain huntress's methods. Kathleen Hackett, ELLE Decor, "Perfect Pitch," 16 Feb. 2012 What was new in Fitzgerald’s treatment was that the aggressors often were young women, chaste huntresses making conquests one after another. Sam Tanenhaus, New Republic, "F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Shimmering Visions," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of huntress

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of huntress

literary : a woman who hunts wild animals

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