Definitions for Stalker

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stalkstɔk(n.)

  1. the stem or main axis of a plant.

    Category: Botany

  2. any slender supporting part of a plant, as a petiole or peduncle.

    Category: Botany

  3. a similar structural part of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

  4. a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything.

Origin of stalk:

1275–1325; ME stalke, appar. = OE stal(u) stave +-k dim. suffix

stalk′like`(adj.)

stalkstɔk(v.i.)

  1. to pursue prey, quarry, etc., stealthily.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to walk with measured, stiff, or haughty strides (often fol. by away, off, etc.).

  3. to proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner.

  4. (v.t.)to pursue (game, a person, etc.) stealthily.

  5. to harass (a person) threateningly, as by pursuit, intimidating phone calls, etc.

  6. to proceed through (an area) in search of prey or quarry.

  7. to proceed or spread through in a steady or sinister manner.

  8. (n.)an act or course of stalking.

  9. a slow, stiff stride or gait.

Origin of stalk:

1250–1300; cf. OE bestealcian to move stealthily, akin to steal

stalk′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stalker(noun)

    someone who walks with long stiff strides

  2. stalker(noun)

    someone who stalks game

  3. prowler, sneak, stalker(noun)

    someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

Wiktionary

  1. stalker(Noun)

    A person who engages in stalking. Originally meant a tracker and hunter or guide of game.

  2. stalker(Noun)

    A person who secretly follows someone, sometimes with unlawful intentions.

  3. stalker(Noun)

    Any of various devices for removing the stalk from plants during harvesting.

  4. stalker(Noun)

    A kind of fishing net.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalker(noun)

    one who stalks

  2. Stalker(noun)

    a kind of fishing net

Freebase

  1. Stalker

    Stalker is a 1979 science fiction art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, loosely based on their novel Roadside Picnic. It depicts an expedition led by the Stalker to bring his two clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires. The title of the film, which is the same in Russian and English, is derived from the English word to stalk in the long-standing meaning of approaching furtively, much like a hunter. In the film a stalker is a professional guide to the zone, someone who crosses the border into the forbidden zone with a specific goal. The word was coined by the Strugatsky brothers for their novel Roadside Picnic, as an allusion to Rudyard Kipling's character Stalky from the "Stalky & Co." stories. Сталки was well remembered by the Strugatskys from their childhood, when they read the stories in their Russian translation. In the Roadside Picnic, сталкер was a common nickname for men engaged in the illegal trade of prospecting for and smuggling of alien artifacts from the mysterious and dangerous "Zone".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stalker(noun)

a person who stalks game.

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