American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
- n. One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain.
- n. any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other organisms (their prey), primarily for food
- n. someone who attacks and plunders for gain
- n. any animal that lives by preying on other animals
- n. someone who attacks in search of booty
- From Latin praedātor, from praedor ("loot, pillage"), from praeda ("booty, spoils, prey"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin praedātor, pillager, from praedārī, to plunder; see predatory. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term predator conjures up images of horror in most people.”
“Once I stand, even if he doesn't pick me up immediately with his 270-degree vision, he'll see my shadow and know instantly that a predator is above him.”
“Because a child predator is exactly the same as two consenting adults?”
“Thus, a prey that can sit still escapes detection as long as the predator is not too close.”
“The predator is every bit good looking too; while actually a high quality plastic, the case is functional as well as being attractive.”
“About two seconds after this photograph was taken, the mosquito fish to Mr. Hawgmouth's lower left swam a little too close to Mr. Hawgmouth, whereupon Mr. Hawgmouth got a tasty lunch and my son and I got the kind of interactive lesson in predator-prey dynamics you just can't replicate on television.”
“There's a reason why the best place to find a child-sex predator is in conservative Christian strongholds, but I'll save that for another post.”
“He really gets pretty funky in this thing, and you see a little bit of that in the teaser as he's dueling with this drone predator from the falling tank.”
“Great white sharks are the largest predators that the laws of physics allow on contemporary Earth -- this perfect predator is most worthy of global protection.”
“If you are limited to a shotgun make sure the predator is within range, probably no farther than 60 yards.”
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