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PREDATOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does predator mean? 

PREDATOR (noun)
  The noun PREDATOR has 2 senses:

1. someone who attacks in search of booty
2. any animal that lives by preying on other animals

  Familiarity information: PREDATOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDATOR (noun)


Sense 1predator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who attacks in search of booty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

marauder; piranha; predator; vulture

Hypernyms ("predator" is a kind of...):

aggressor; assailant; assaulter; attacker (someone who attacks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "predator"):

moss-trooper (a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland))


Sense 2predator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any animal that lives by preying on other animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

predatory animal; predator

Hypernyms ("predator" is a kind of...):

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "predator"):

carnivore (any animal that feeds on flesh)


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