Definition: Predator

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Borrowed from Latin praedātor, from praedor (loot, pillage), from praeda (booty, spoils, prey).


predator (plural predators)

  1. Any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other non-plant organisms (their prey), primarily for food.
  2. Someone who attacks and plunders for gain.
  3. A sexual predator, or someone who is sexually abusive.

Derived terms

  • ambush predator
  • anti-predator
  • apex predator
  • predatorial
  • predatorious
  • sexual predator

Related terms

  • predation
  • predatory
  • prey


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