Definition of predator
1 : one that preys, destroys, or devours
2 : an animal that lives by predation
Examples of predator in a Sentence
predators like bears and wolves
The population of rabbits is controlled by natural predators.
a corporate predator acquiring business rivals
Recent Examples of predator from the Web
District Attorney Pamela Casey said Eisenhauer and Keepers may represent a new kind of predator.
The Predators got a five-on-three advantage at 9:36, when Penguins forwards Evgeni Malkin (hooking) and Chris Kunitz (crosschecking) were sent to the box.
Ellis scored the first goal by a Predator in a Stanley Cup Final 8:21 into the second and Nashville kept Rinne downright bored at the other end.
Most successfully navigate the gauntlet by recognizing the smells of the predators and avoiding their grasp.
REST Particularly in Game 1, the Predators having seven days off to the Penguins’ three could make a difference early.
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Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has seen their population explode.
Angel's stomach lurched as their gunship angled around, joining a formation of other airborne predators.
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First Known Use of predator
PREDATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predator for English Language Learners
: an animal that lives by killing and eating other animals : an animal that preys on other animals
: a person who looks for other people in order to use, control, or harm them in some way
PREDATOR Defined for Kids
Definition of predator for Students
: an animal that lives mostly by killing and eating other animals
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