Definitions for predatorˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pred•a•torˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔr(n.)
an animal that hunts and seizes other animals for food.
a predatory person.
Origin of predator:
1920–25; < L praedātor plunderer =praedā(rī) to plunder (der. of praedaprey ) +-tor -tor
marauder, predator, vulture, piranha(noun)
someone who attacks in search of booty
predator, predatory animal(noun)
any animal that lives by preying on other animals
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
predator(noun)ˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔr
any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other organisms (their prey), primarily for food
someone who attacks and plunders for gain
Origin: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction horror/action film directed by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story follows an elite special forces team, led by 'Dutch', on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America. Unbeknownst to the group, they are being hunted by a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life, the Predator. Predator was scripted by Jim and John Thomas in 1985, under the working title of Hunter. Filming began in April 1986 and creature effects were devised by Stan Winston. The film's budget was around $15 million. Released in the United States on June 12, 1987, it grossed $98,267,558. Initial critical reaction to Predator was negative, with criticism focusing on the thin plot. However, in subsequent years critics' attitudes toward the film warmed, and it has appeared on a number of "best of" lists. Two sequels, Predator 2 and Predators, as well as two crossover films with the Alien franchise, Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, have been produced.
Translations for predator
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a bird, eg a hawk, or animal, eg a lion, that attacks and kills others for food.
- حَيوان ضارArabic
- predadorPortuguese (BR)
- der RäuberGerman
- αρπακτικό ζώοGreek
- depredador, predadorSpanish
- حیوان درندهFarsi
- शिकारी पशु, पर भक्षीHindi
- pemangsa sesamaIndonesian
- حیوان درندهPersian
- ځناور ژوى، وحشى حيوانPashto
- animal de rapinaPortuguese
- animal de pradăRomanian
- yırtıcı (kuş/ hayvan)Turkish
- 食肉動物Chinese (Trad.)
- شکاري جانورUrdu
- động vật ăn thịtVietnamese
- 食肉动物Chinese (Simp.)
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