Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In sporting, the act or method of approaching game quietly and warily or under cover, taking advantage of the inequalities of the ground, etc., as in deer-stalking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of stalk.
  • noun Hunting for game by moving silently and stealthily or by waiting in ambush
  • noun The crime of following or harassing another person, causing him or her to fear death or injury
  • noun The removal of stalks from bunches of grapes prior to winemaking

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
  • noun the act of following prey stealthily

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Examples

  • On one occasion a man was very busy stalking a rhinoceros, when, happening to glance behind him, he found to his consternation that a lion was _stalking him_! he escaped by springing up a tree.

    Hunting the Lions

  • What Would Emma Pilsbury WearWe're all familiar with the term stalking and its online equivalent cyber stalking but this website offers a less sinister form of celebrity obsession – style stalking.

    Internet picks of the week

  • When most of us hear the term stalking, we think of the well-publicized cases involving celebrities.

    Obsession

  • When most of us hear the term stalking, we think of the well-publicized cases involving celebrities.

    Obsession

  • Until a few minutes ago, I didn't know there was "tool" within Facebook to "uncover" stalkers; dangerous words when applied to the term stalking, pardon the Freudian terminology.

    T F Stern's Rantings

  • Im loading what I call my stalking horse into your online banking folder and into your e-mail folder as well.

    Cruel Intent

  • Even the word stalking itself has become such a natural part of our lexicon that it was used to describe the paparazzi’s treatment of the late Princess Diana, likening the way they followed her everywhere, clearly causing her emotional distress, to a hunter stalking his prey.

    Obsession

  • Even the word stalking itself has become such a natural part of our lexicon that it was used to describe the paparazzi’s treatment of the late Princess Diana, likening the way they followed her everywhere, clearly causing her emotional distress, to a hunter stalking his prey.

    Obsession

  • Yes | No | Report from smokepole wrote 28 weeks 5 days ago the hyperlite has some awesome features, but yes the weight if you are going to do any stalking is well worth it.

    I'm thinking about getting a new bow, but can't decide between a Mathews DXT or Hyperlite. Any suggestions?

  • Yes | No | Report from bigjake wrote 13 weeks 2 days ago great story, doubt I'd be too interested in stalking in my sock feet in snake/scorpoin country though.

    Kudu Hunt: An African Plains Game Adventure In South Africa's East Cape

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