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hunter

[huhn-ter] /ˈhʌn tər/
noun
1.
a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
2.
a person who searches for or seeks something:
a fortune hunter.
3.
a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in hunting.
4.
an animal, as a dog, trained to hunt game.
5.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Orion.
6.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hunting case.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English huntere. See hunt, -er1
Related forms
hunterlike, adjective

Hunter

[huhn-ter] /ˈhʌn tər/
noun
1.
John, 1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
2.
Robert Mercer Taliaferro
[mur-ser tol-uh-ver] /ˈmɜr sər ˈtɒl ə vər/ (Show IPA),
1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
3.
a male given name.
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  • hunter would go on to become a longtime lyrical collaborator with the grateful dead.
  • 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.
  • Is the story of a bounty hunter policing the local android population.
  • If a wolf was sighted, the hunter would release a team of two or three borzoi.
  • Moreover, a hunter defends his profession in a long discourse.
  • While the other big cats mainly hunt by night, the cheetah is a diurnal hunter.
  • He supported his growing family in these years as a market hunter.
British Dictionary definitions for hunter

hunter

/ˈhʌntə/
noun
1.
a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game Female equivalent huntress (ˈhʌntrɪs)
2.
  1. a person who looks diligently for something
  2. (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.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal See also half-hunter

Hunter

/ˈhʌntə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for hunter

mid-13c. (attested in place names from late 12c.), from hunt + -er (1). The Old English word was hunta.

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hunter in Medicine

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

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hunter

hunter

Related Terms

headhunter, pothunter


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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