predator

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noun pred·a·tor \ˈpre-də-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Definition of predator

  1. 1 :  one that preys, destroys, or devours

  2. 2 :  an animal that lives by predation

Examples of predator in a sentence

  1. predators like bears and wolves

  2. The population of rabbits is controlled by natural predators.

  3. a corporate predator acquiring business rivals

1912

First Known Use of predator

1912

Other Zoology Terms


PREDATOR Defined for English Language Learners

predator

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noun pred·a·tor \ˈpre-də-tər, -ˌtȯr\

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

predator

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noun pred·a·tor \ˈpre-də-tər\

Definition of predator for Students

  1. :  an animal that lives mostly by killing and eating other animals



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