Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which seizes.
  • noun A hound trained to seize and hold game, especially wild boars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, seizes.

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  • noun One who seizes.

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  • noun a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship

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Examples

  • Among them, this turgid prize-seizer from a writer identified as B. Waldorf:

    Boing Boing: July 31, 2005 - August 6, 2005 Archives

  • In my part of the country it is so much the usual method for the tiger to seize by the nape of the neck, that a native, when asked if he is sure that it was a tiger and not a panther, always puts his hand to the back of his neck, and if he says that the animal was seized by the throat, we invariably assume that the seizer is a panther.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • Simply seizing power is one thing; seizing power in order to pre-empt a US-sponsored coup is another altogether, especially when the seizer in question possesses an undisputed democratic mandate.

    Letters: Preconditions for Israel-Palestine peace

  • Once upon a time I entered a vineyard to eat of its grapes; and, whilst so doing behold, I saw a falcon stoop upon a partridge and seize him; but the partridge escaped from the seizer and, entering his nest, hid himself there.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Timms refutes the legend that Kraus responded with stunned silence to Hitler's seizer of power: His career culminated in Third Walpurgis Night, a harsh polemic of Nazi ideology that has proved enduringly influential.

    Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist

  • Timms refutes the legend that Kraus responded with stunned silence to Hitler's seizer of power: His career culminated in Third Walpurgis Night, a harsh polemic of Nazi ideology that has proved enduringly influential.

    Yale Press Log:

  • He called his new creature Velociraptor mongoliensis to honor these inferred skills, for Velociraptor, means "quick seizer."

    Dinomania

  • I knew from past experience that he was a seizer of opportunities; with Jamie about to be hanged, he had not even waited for execution of the sentence before trying to secure me and my about-to-be-inherited property.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Always a disciple of hearty and strenuous living, he suggested more than casually his own famous character - the intrepid warrior, adventurer, and seizer of thrones, Conan the Cimmerian.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Partridge; but the latter freed himself from the seizer, and entering his nest, hid himself there.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

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