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hunt·er

 (hŭn′tər)
n.
1. One who hunts game.
2. A dog bred or trained for use in hunting.
3. A horse, typically a strong fast jumper, that has been bred or trained for use in hunting.
4. One who searches for or seeks something: a treasure hunter.
5. Hunter green.

hunter

(ˈhʌntə)
n
1. (Hunting) a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game. Female equivalent: huntress
2.
a. a person who looks diligently for something
b. (in combination): a fortune-hunter.
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
4. (Hunting) a specially bred dog used to hunt game
5. (Horology) Also called: hunting watch a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal. See also half-hunter

Hunter

(ˈhʌntə)
n
1. (Biography) John. 1728–93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
2. (Biography) his brother, William. 1718–83, British anatomist and obstetrician

hunt•er

(ˈhʌn tər)

n.
1. a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
2. a searcher or seeker for something: a treasure hunter.
3. a horse specially trained for stamina and jumping ability in hunting.
4. a dog trained to hunt game.
5. (cap.) the constellation Orion.
[1200–50]
hunt′er•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunter - someone who hunts gamehunter - someone who hunts game    
bounty hunter - a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
courser - a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
deer hunter - hunter of deer
duck hunter - hunter of ducks
falconer, hawker - a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
fowler - someone who hunts wild birds for food
huntress - a woman hunter
lion-hunter - someone who hunts lions
pothunter - someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
snarer - someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
stalker - someone who stalks game
tracker - someone who tracks down game
trapper - someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
2.hunter - a person who searches for something; "a treasure hunter"
forager - someone who hunts for food and provisions; "in Japan a fungus forager can earn a good living"
quester, searcher, seeker - someone making a search or inquiry; "they are seekers after truth"
3.Hunter - a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse - the second brightest star in Orion
diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
4.hunter - a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece

hunter

noun huntsman or huntress, Diana, Orion, Nimrod, jaeger (rare), Artemis, sportsman or sportswoman The hunter stalked his prey.
Translations
صَيّادصَيَّادٌ
lovec-kyně
jæger
metsästäjä
lovac
vadászvadászkutya
veiîimaîur
ハンター猟師猟犬
사냥꾼
medžiotojas
lovec
jägare
นายพราน
người đi săn

hunter

[ˈhʌntəʳ]
A. N
1. (= person) → cazador(a) m/f
2. (= horse) → caballo m de caza
B. CPD hunter gatherer Ncazador-recolector m

hunter

[ˈhʌntər] n
(= person) → chasseur m
(British) (= horse) → cheval m de chasse
bargain hunter, house hunterhunter-gatherer [ˌhʌntərˈgæðər] nchasseur cueilleur m

hunter

n
(= person)Jäger(in) m(f); (= horse)Jagdpferd nt; (= dog)Jagdhund m
(= watch)Sprungdeckeluhr f
(Astron) the HunterOrion m

hunter

[ˈhʌntəʳ] ncacciatore/trice (Brit) (horse) → cavallo da caccia

hunt

(hant) verb
1. to chase (animals etc) for food or for sport. He spent the whole day hunting (deer).
2. to pursue or drive out. The murderer was hunted from town to town.
noun
1. the act of hunting animals etc. a tiger hunt.
2. a search. I'll have a hunt for that lost necklace.
ˈhunterfeminine ˈhuntress noun
a person who hunts.
ˈhunting noun
the activity of chasing animals etc for food or for sport.
ˈhuntsman (ˈhants-) noun
a hunter.
hunt down
to search for (someone or something) until found. The police hunted down the escaped prisoner.
hunt for
to search for. I've been hunting for that shoe all morning.
hunt high and low
to search everywhere.
hunt out
to search for (something that has been put away) until it is found. I'll hunt out that old photograph for you.

hunter

صَيَّادٌ lovec jæger Jäger κυνηγός cazador metsästäjä chasseur lovac cacciatore ハンター 사냥꾼 jager jeger myśliwy caçador охотник jägare นายพราน avcı người đi săn 猎人
References in classic literature ?
he had inquired, with the calculating air of an experienced hunter.
The eye of the hunter, or scout, whichever he might be, was small, quick, keen, and restless, roving while he spoke, on every side of him, as if in quest of game, or distrusting the sudden approach of some lurking enemy.
One was Justice, a roan cob, used for riding or for the luggage cart; the other was an old brown hunter, named Sir Oliver; he was past work now, but was a great favorite with the master, who gave him the run of the park; he sometimes did a little light carting on the estate, or carried one of the young ladies when they rode out with their father, for he was very gentle and could be trusted with a child as well as Merrylegs.
Besides, I don't see no kind of 'casion for me to be hunter and catcher for other folks, neither.
The African hunter Cumming tells us that the skin of the eland, as well as that of most other antelopes just killed, emits the most delicious perfume of trees and grass.
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
There I was, on Joe's back, and there was Joe beneath me, charging at the ditches like a hunter, and stimulating Mr.
Dunstan Cass, setting off in the raw morning, at the judiciously quiet pace of a man who is obliged to ride to cover on his hunter, had to take his way along the lane which, at its farther extremity, passed by the piece of unenclosed ground called the Stone-pit, where stood the cottage, once a stone-cutter's shed, now for fifteen years inhabited by Silas Marner.
After that also he plotted against Cetywayo, whom he hated, and had it not been for a certain white man, a hunter named Macumazahn, Umslopogaas would have been killed.
So spake, so wish'd much-humbl'd EVE, but Fate Subscrib'd not; Nature first gave Signs, imprest On Bird, Beast, Aire, Aire suddenly eclips'd After short blush of Morn; nigh in her sight The Bird of JOVE, stoopt from his aerie tour, Two Birds of gayest plume before him drove: Down from a Hill the Beast that reigns in Woods, First Hunter then, pursu'd a gentle brace, Goodliest of all the Forrest, Hart and Hinde; Direct to th' Eastern Gate was bent thir flight.
But if this may not be, let the virgins of our people mourn for me as for one cast off, and for the hart that is stricken by the hunter, and for the flower which is cut down by the scythe of the mower.
Jim and I shall stick together in the meanwhile; you'll take Joyce and Hunter when you ride to Bristol, and from first to last, not one of us must breathe a word of what we've found.