hunter-gatherer

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hunt·er-gath·er·er

(hŭn′tər-găth′ər-ər)
n.
A member of a people subsisting in the wild on food obtained by hunting and foraging.

hunter-gatherer

adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (of a society, lifestyle, etc) surviving by hunting animals and gathering plants for subsistence
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of such a society

hunt′er-gath′erer



n.
a member of a group of people who subsist by hunting, fishing, or foraging in the wild.
[1965–70]

hunter-gatherer

A human being depending on the hunting of animals, fishing, and gathering of wild fruits and seeds for survival. Hunter-gatherer societies represent at least 90% of human history.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering societyhunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering society
hunting and gathering society, hunting and gathering tribe - group that supports itself by hunting and fishing and by gathering wild fruits and vegetables; usually nomadic
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
Translations

hunter-gatherer

nJäger und Sammler m; they were hunters-gathererssie waren Jäger und Sammler
References in periodicals archive ?
For a few precious moments, I was an ordinary gatherer-hunter roaming a land abundant with wild foods that nourished my wildness.
Most anthropologists say it would be more accurate to call them gatherer-hunters," he says.