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pred·a·tor

 (prĕd′ə-tər, -tôr′)
n.
1. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
2. A person or group that robs, victimizes, or exploits others for gain.

[Latin praedātor, pillager, from praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.]

predator

(ˈprɛdətə)
n
1. (Zoology) any carnivorous animal
2. a predatory person or thing

pred•a•tor

(ˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔr)

n.
1. an animal that hunts and seizes other animals for food.
2. a predatory person.
[1920–25; < Latin praedātor plunderer =praedā(rī) to plunder (derivative of praeda prey) + -tor -tor]

pred·a·tor

(prĕd′ə-tər)
An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predator - someone who attacks in search of bootypredator - someone who attacks in search of booty
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
moss-trooper - a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland)
2.predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animalspredator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
carnivore - any animal that feeds on flesh; "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"
Translations
حَيوان ضار
dravec
rovdyr
rándÿr
plėšrus
plēsoņa

predator

[ˈpredətəʳ] N (= animal) → depredador m; (= bird) → ave f de presa, ave f rapaz

predator

[ˈprɛdətər] n
(= animal) → prédateur m
(= person, organization) → prédateur m

predator

n (= animal)Raubtier nt; (= person)Plünderer m, → Plünderin f; the main predators of the gazelledie Hauptfeinde der Gazelle

predator

[ˈprɛdətəʳ] npredatore/trice

predator

(ˈpredətə) noun
a bird, eg a hawk, or animal, eg a lion, that attacks and kills others for food.
ˈpredatory adjective
living by attacking and feeding on others. a predatory animal.
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