a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
a person who searches for or seeks something: a fortune hunter.
a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in hunting.
an animal, as a dog, trained to hunt game.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Orion.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hunting case.

1200–50; Middle English huntere. See hunt, -er1

hunterlike, adjective Unabridged


John, 1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
Robert mercer Taliaferro [mur-ser tol-uh-ver] , 1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
a male given name. Unabridged
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hunter (ˈhʌntə)
1.  Female equivalent: huntress a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game
2.  a.  a person who looks diligently for something
 b.  (in combination): a fortune-hunter
3.  a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
4.  a specially bred dog used to hunt game
5.  See also half-hunter Also called: hunting watch a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal

Hunter (ˈhʌntə)
1.  John. 1728--93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
2.  his brother, William. 1718--83, British anatomist and obstetrician

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Hunter Hun·ter (hŭn'tər), John. 1728-1793.

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

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Example sentences for Hunter
Hunter would go on to become a longtime lyrical collaborator with the grateful
Garcia performed his first concert with hunter, each earning five dollars.
The personification of the hunter, he turns from hunting land animals to
  hunting whales.
A jumper has a more powerful build than either the hunter or the racehorse.
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