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Webster 1913 Edition


Hunter

Hunt′er

,
Noun.
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.
Shak.
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.
(Zool.)
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
(Mech.)
,
a differential screw, so named from the inventor. See under
Differential
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hunter

HUNT'ER

,
Noun.
One who pursues wild animals with a view to take them, either for sport or for food.
1.
A dog that scents game, or is employed in the chase.
2.
A horse used in the chase.

Definition 2022


Hunter

Hunter

See also: hunter

English

Proper noun

Hunter

  1. An occupational surname for a hunter.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name
  4. Any of a number of rivers in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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hunter

hunter

See also: Hunter

English

Noun

hunter (plural hunters)

  1. One who hunts game for sport or for food; a huntsman or huntswoman.
  2. A dog used in hunting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. A horse used in hunting, especially a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
    • William Thackeray
      a sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 480:
      Henry, laughing, spurs away his hunter under the dripping trees.
  4. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
    The hunter becomes the hunted.
    a fortune hunter
    • Tennyson
      No keener hunter after glory breathes.
  5. A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
  6. A pocket watch with a spring-hinged circular metal cover that closes over the dial and crystal, protecting them from dust and scratches.

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Middle English

Noun

hunter (plural hunters)

  1. hunter

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