Definition of Hacker

1. Noun. Someone who plays golf poorly.

Generic synonyms: Golf Player, Golfer, Linksman



2. Noun. A programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism.

3. Noun. A programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm. "True hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
Generic synonyms: Coder, Computer Programmer, Programmer, Software Engineer
Derivative terms: Hack

4. Noun. One who works hard at boring tasks.
Exact synonyms: Drudge, Hack
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person
Specialized synonyms: Plodder, Slogger
Derivative terms: Drudge

Definition of Hacker

1. n. One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.

Definition of Hacker

1. Noun. Something which hacks, a tool or device for hacking. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who hacks. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer ¹

4. Noun. (computing) one who uses a computer to gain unauthorized access to data. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) a computer security professional ¹

6. Noun. (American English) one who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity, especially a sport such as golf or tennis. ¹

7. Noun. (American English) one who operates a taxicab ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hacker

1. one that hacks [n -S] - See also: hacks

Medical Definition of Hacker

1. One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; especially, one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hacker

hackarounds
hackathon
hackathons
hackberries
hackberry
hackbolt
hackbolts
hackbuss
hackbusses
hackbut
hackbuts
hacked
hacked it
hackee
hackees
hacker (current term)
hackerdom
hackeries
hackerish
hackerproof
hackers
hackerspace
hackerspaces
hackery
hackette
hackettes
hackeysack
hackeysacks
hackie
hackier

Literary usage of Hacker

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"hacker commanded a regiment under Cromwell in the Scotch war. ... hacker was a religious man, but a strict presbyterian and a persecutor of the quakers ..."

2. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1864)
"hacker, in Error. EPHRAIM JONES, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, versus JEREMIAH hacker. The statement of the demand, upon which a rule of reference is made before a ..."

3. Animal Painters of England from the Year 1650: A Brief History of Their by Walter Gilbey, F. Babbage (1900)
"THE PASSIONS OF THE HORSE, plate 1, 1853, voL 121; engraved by E. hacker. ... 28; engraved by E. hacker—ARISTIDES, a bay horse, bred and owned by the Earl ..."

4. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1847)
"He came up to London with George Fox, when he was brough up out of Leicestershire by colonel hacker to Oliver Cromwell, in 1654; he stayed with him in ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"Did hacker only write his name, or give directions in the drawing up of the ... hacker confessed to the gentleman jailor of the Tower, that if he did do it ..."

6. Animal Painters of England from the Year 1650: A Brief History of Their by Walter Gilbey (1900)
"153; engraved by E. hacker— THE STUDIO, a portrait of himself, 1869, vol. ... 154; engraved by E. hacker. PLATES IN THE NEW SPORTING MAGAZINE (71 in number) ..."

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