What does Hunter mean?

Definitions for Hunter
ˈhʌn tərhunter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hunter, huntsmannoun

    someone who hunts game

  2. hunternoun

    a person who searches for something

    "a treasure hunter"

  3. Orion, Hunternoun

    a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel

  4. hunter, hunting watchnoun

    a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal


  1. hunternoun

    A person who hunts game.

  2. hunternoun

    A hunting dog.

  3. hunternoun

    A hunting horse.

  4. hunternoun

    A person who pursues someone.

    the hunter becomes the hunted.

  5. hunternoun

    A person who searches for something.

  6. Hunternoun

    for a hunter.

  7. Hunternoun

    transferred from the surname.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hunternoun

    Etymology: from hunt.

    If those English lords had been good hunters, and reduced the mountains, boggs, and woods within the limits of forests, chaces and parks, the forest law would have driven them into the plains. John Davies, on Ireland.

    Down from a hill the beast that reigns in woods,
    First hunter then, pursu’d a gentle brace,
    Goodliest of all the forest, hart and hind. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Another’s crimes th’ unhappy hunter bore,
    Glutting his father’s eyes with guiltless gore. John Dryden, Æn.

    This was the arms or device of our old Roman hunters; a passage of Manilius lets us know the pagan hunters had Meleager for their patron. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Bold Nimrod first the savage chace began,
    A mighty hunter, and his game was man. Alexander Pope.

    Of dogs, the valu’d file
    Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle,
    The housekeeper, the hunter. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunternoun

    one who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman

  2. Hunternoun

    a dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog

  3. Hunternoun

    a horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting

  4. Hunternoun

    one who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter

  5. Hunternoun

    a kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting

  6. Hunternoun

    a hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover


  1. Hunter

    Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, and often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolve many of their cases by shooting dead the perpetrators. The show's executive producer during the first season was Stephen J. Cannell, whose company produced the series.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hunter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hunter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hunter in a Sentence

  1. Ukraine Trump:

    You know the taxpayers are called China, china paid $ 28 billion and Ukraine Trump know what they did to pay it Hunter Biden ? They devalued their currency and they also paid up. And Ukraine Trump know who got our money ? Our farmers.

  2. Alexander Rossi:

    One of the ways we found most efficient to saving fuel was being in the draft of others, so Townsend( Bell) helped me out quite a bit by towing me around for probably about 12 laps and Ryan( Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 winner) helped me at the end by towing me for four laps.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I made that loud and clear. I told that to Mick Mulvaney, I told it to a lot of people -- where's Mick Mulvaney ? -- wherever Hunter Biden is, i told it to a lot of different people. I told it to Mike Pence, I told it to -- two Mikes. I told it to Steve. I said it to Wilbur Ross.

  4. Ian Sams:

    Instead of working with Hunter Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans ’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories, hunter Biden is not going to let these political attacks distract Hunter Biden from focusing on Americans ’ priorities, and we hope congressional Republicans will join us in tackling them instead of wasting time and resources on political revenge.

  5. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    The kidnapping of the Qatari hunters dealt a painful blow to the reputation of all the southern areas of Iraq, we are a tribal community and Gulf hunters are our guests. After the abduction, not a single hunter from the Gulf is coming to Iraq anymore, fearing from being kidnapped. It will take a long time to repair the damage and convince Gulf hunters to resume their Iraq trips.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. extroversive
    • B. aculeate
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. adscripted

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