Definition of Hunter

1. Noun. Someone who hunts game.

Exact synonyms: Huntsman
Specialized synonyms: Bounty Hunter, Courser, Deer Hunter, Duck Hunter, Falconer, Hawker, Fowler, Huntress, Lion-hunter, Pothunter, Snarer, Stalker, Tracker, Trapper
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Specialized synonyms: Nimrod
Derivative terms: Hunt, Hunt, Hunt

2. Noun. A person who searches for something. "A treasure hunter"
Specialized synonyms: Forager
Generic synonyms: Quester, Searcher, Seeker
Derivative terms: Hunt

3. Noun. A constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Exact synonyms: Orion
Member holonyms: Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse
Generic synonyms: Constellation
Generic synonyms: Diffuse Nebula, Gaseous Nebula

4. Noun. A watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal.
Exact synonyms: Hunting Watch
Generic synonyms: Ticker, Watch

Definition of Hunter

1. n. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.

Definition of Hunter

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a hunter. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. A person who hunts game. ¹

4. Noun. A hunting dog. ¹

5. Noun. A hunting horse. ¹

6. Noun. A person who pursues someone. ¹

7. Noun. A person who searches for something. ¹

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Definition of Hunter

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

Medical Definition of Hunter

1. 1. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman. 2. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog. 3. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting. 4. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter. "No keener hunter after glory breathes." (Tennyson) 5. A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting. 6. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover. Hunter's room, the lunation after the harvest moon. Hunter's screw, a differential screw, so named from the inventor. See Differential. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hunter

hunt and peck
hunt club
hunt down
hunt saboteur
hunted and pecked
hunted person
hunter (current term)
hunter's chicken
hunter's moon
hunter's sauce
hunter green
hunter greens

Literary usage of Hunter

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The dealings between them resulted in an indebtedness to hunter, Evans & Co. to a considerable amount; and on the 20th day of August O'Neal executed two ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"Action by Robert I. hunter and others against WH Hicks and others. A demurrer to the declaration was sustained, and plaintiffs bring error. Reversed. ..."

3. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"Mounted plates in hf. vel. portfolio (one plate missing), hunter, G., Jan. ... Orig. paper covers (6 MS. corrections by Whistler), hunter, G., Jan. 21. '20. ..."

4. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
"THE SONG OF THE LITTLE hunter. ERE Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey-People cry, Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer, Through the Jungle ..."

5. Report by Public Archives of Canada (1893)
"PETER hunter—1820. hunter to Hobart (No. 4). Has received dispatch that preliminaries of peace had been signed between His Majesty and the French Republic. ..."

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