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stalk 1

a. A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
b. A stem or similar structure that supports a plant part such as a flower, flower cluster, or leaf.
2. A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that holds up an organ or another body part.

[Middle English, probably diminutive of stale, upright of a ladder, post, handle, from Old English stalu; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stalk′y adj.

stalk 2

v. stalked, stalk·ing, stalks
1. To pursue or track (prey) stealthily: The lions stalked the zebra from the tall grass.
2. To follow or observe (a person) persistently, especially out of obsession or derangement.
3. To go through (an area) in pursuit of prey or quarry.
1. To walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait: stalked off in a huff.
2. To move threateningly or menacingly.
3. To track prey or quarry.

[Middle English stalken, from Old English -stealcian, to move stealthily (in bestealcian).]

stalk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stalker - someone who walks with long stiff strides
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
2.stalker - someone who stalks game
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game
3.stalker - someone who prowls or sneaks aboutstalker - someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
مُطارِد الطَّرائِد خِلْسَةً
fanatisk tilhænger
מטריד כפייתי
cserkészõ vadász
sezdirmeden ava yaklaşan kimse/hayvan


[ˈstɔːkər] nadmirateur/trice m/f monomaniaque


(Hunt) → Pirschjäger(in) m(f)
(= pursuer) jd, der die ständige Nähe zu einer von ihm verehrten (meist prominenten) Person sucht oder sie mit Anrufen, Briefen etc belästigt


(stoːk) verb
1. to walk stiffly and proudly, eg in anger. He stalked out of the room in disgust.
2. to move menacingly through a place. Disease and famine stalk (through) the country.
3. in hunting, to move gradually as close as possible to game, eg deer, trying to remain hidden. Have you ever stalked deer / been deer-stalking?
ˈstalker noun
a person who stalks game.
References in classic literature ?
Even as these thoughts passed through his mind some noise of the stalker in his rear must have come to the buck, for with a sudden start he paused for an instant, trembling, in his tracks, and then with a swift bound dashed straight for the river and Tarzan.
He searched also for some means of ingress to the city, yet here, too, failure was his only reward, and now as he went keen eyes watched him from above and a silent stalker kept pace with him for a time upon the summit of the wall; but presently the shadower descended to the pavement within and hurrying swiftly raced ahead of the stranger without.
As Turan proceeded along the avenue he passed other sentries beside other doors but now he gave them small heed, since they neither challenged nor otherwise outwardly noted his passing; but while at nearly every turn of the erratic avenue he passed one or more of these silent sentinels he could not guess that he had passed one of them many times and that his every move was watched by silent, clever stalkers.
All unconscious of the stalker, the men came, late in the afternoon, to a spot which seemed favorable as a campsite.
Mbonga, wily stalker of keen-eared jungle creatures, moved now in utter silence.
He knew that a man was following him and coming closer, and his judgment warned him of the purpose of the stalker.
At last the troublesome deceased was got into the ground, to be buried no more, and the stately stalker stalked back before the solitary dressmaker, as if she were bound in honour to have no notion of the way home.
In the first episode, the team deal with a stalker obsessed with fire, and for the rest of the 13-part series Beth and her cocky new recruit Jack Larsen (Dylan McDermott) investigate all types of obsessions, from cyber harassment to voyeurism.
Stalker was sent to the canvas in each of the opening two rounds of the WBO European lightwelterweight title fight and though he staged a rally he was stopped on his feet late in the eighth round.
It is not yet known if the stalker has harassed her before.
The Atlanta-based Walker Stalker convention is the creation of Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier, also known as the "Walker Stalkers" because of a road trip they made last fall from Nashville, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia to see the AMC show being filmed.
The stalker fled after cops were called but was tracked and arrested from Stamford Hill in North London, on Wednesday, by the officers.