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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurker, skulker, lurchernoun

    someone waiting in concealment


  1. lurkernoun

    Agent noun of lurk; one who lurks.

    Etymology: lurk + -er, agentive suffix

  2. lurkernoun

    A small fishing-boat.

    Etymology: lurk + -er, agentive suffix

  3. lurkernoun

    Someone who reads or takes advantage of content on a website but does not contribute.

    Etymology: lurk + -er, agentive suffix

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lurkernoun

    one who lurks

  2. Lurkernoun

    a small fishing boat


  1. Lurker

    In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate. The exact definition depends on context. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities. Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they actively participate, improving their socialization when they eventually de-lurk. However, a lack of social contact while lurking sometimes causes loneliness or apathy among lurkers. Lurkers are referred to using many different names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, or vicarious learners.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. lurker

    One of the ‘silent majority’ in an electronic forum; one who posts occasionally or not at all but is known to read the group's postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: “Oh, I'm just lurking.” Often used in the lurkers, the hypothetical audience for the group's flamage-emitting regulars. When a lurker speaks up for the first time, this is called delurking.The creator of the popular science-fiction TV series Babylon 5 has ties to SF fandom and the hacker culture. In that series, the use of the term ‘lurker’ for a homeless or displaced person is a conscious reference to the jargon term.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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