Definitions for Stalker
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the stem or main axis of a plant.
any slender supporting part of a plant, as a petiole or peduncle.
a similar structural part of an animal.
a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything.
Origin of stalk:
1275–1325; ME stalke, appar. = OE stal(u) stave +-k dim. suffix
to pursue prey, quarry, etc., stealthily.
Category: Animal Behavior
to walk with measured, stiff, or haughty strides (often fol. by away, off, etc.).
to proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner.
(v.t.)to pursue (game, a person, etc.) stealthily.
to harass (a person) threateningly, as by pursuit, intimidating phone calls, etc.
to proceed through (an area) in search of prey or quarry.
to proceed or spread through in a steady or sinister manner.
(n.)an act or course of stalking.
a slow, stiff stride or gait.
Origin of stalk:
1250–1300; cf. OE bestealcian to move stealthily, akin to steal
someone who walks with long stiff strides
someone who stalks game
prowler, sneak, stalker(noun)
someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
A person who engages in stalking. Originally meant a tracker and hunter or guide of game.
A person who secretly follows someone, sometimes with unlawful intentions.
Any of various devices for removing the stalk from plants during harvesting.
A kind of fishing net.
one who stalks
a kind of fishing net
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".
Translations for Stalker
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who stalks game.
- مُطارِد الطَّرائِد خِلْسَةًArabic
- човек, който дебнеBulgarian
- caçadorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Pirschgänger(in)German
- fanatisk tilhængerDanish
- صياد كمين گيرFarsi
- chasseurà l'affûtFrench
- अहेरी, शिकारीHindi
- onaj koji se prikrada (divljači)Croatian
- cserkésző vadászHungarian
- (cacciatore all'agguato)Italian
- (사냥감에) 몰래 다가가는 사람Korean
- vânător la pândăRomanian
- охотник; ловчийRussian
- gångskytt, smygjägareSwedish
- sezdirmeden ava yaklaşan kimse/hayvanTurkish
- 潛行而近者Chinese (Trad.)
- мисливець, що переслідує дичинуUkrainian
- آڑ میں شکار کھیلنے والاUrdu
- người đi lén theoVietnamese
- 潜随猎物者Chinese (Simp.)
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