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ˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔrpreda·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marauder, predator, vulture, piranhanoun

    someone who attacks in search of booty

  2. predator, predatory animalnoun

    any animal that lives by preying on other animals

Wiktionary

  1. predatornoun

    any animal or other organism that hunts and kills other organisms (their prey), primarily for food

  2. predatornoun

    someone who attacks and plunders for gain

  3. Etymology: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.

Wikipedia

  1. predator

    Predation is a biological interaction where one organism, the predator, kills and eats another organism, its prey. It is one of a family of common feeding behaviours that includes parasitism and micropredation (which usually do not kill the host) and parasitoidism (which always does, eventually). It is distinct from scavenging on dead prey, though many predators also scavenge; it overlaps with herbivory, as seed predators and destructive frugivores are predators. Predators may actively search for or pursue prey or wait for it, often concealed. When prey is detected, the predator assesses whether to attack it. This may involve ambush or pursuit predation, sometimes after stalking the prey. If the attack is successful, the predator kills the prey, removes any inedible parts like the shell or spines, and eats it. Predators are adapted and often highly specialized for hunting, with acute senses such as vision, hearing, or smell. Many predatory animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, have sharp claws or jaws to grip, kill, and cut up their prey. Other adaptations include stealth and aggressive mimicry that improve hunting efficiency. Predation has a powerful selective effect on prey, and the prey develop antipredator adaptations such as warning coloration, alarm calls and other signals, camouflage, mimicry of well-defended species, and defensive spines and chemicals. Sometimes predator and prey find themselves in an evolutionary arms race, a cycle of adaptations and counter-adaptations. Predation has been a major driver of evolution since at least the Cambrian period.

ChatGPT

  1. predator

    A predator is an animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals for its survival. It has adaptations that help it capture and kill its prey. In a broader context, the term can also refer to an entity or a person who exploits others ruthily for their own gains.

Wikidata

  1. Predator

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'predator' in Nouns Frequency: #2496

Anagrams for predator »

  1. parroted

  2. prorated

  3. protrade

  4. teardrop

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of predator in a Sentence

  1. John Manly:

    The notion that anybody in the Justice Department would let this happen is just revolting, the timing of this, with my client being unable to compete because of what happened to her, couldn't be more upsetting. ... They're allowing the worst child predator in American history to spend thousands of dollars on himself and pay $ 8 a month to his victims. Something is completely broken and needs to be fixed.

  2. Joe Matthews:

    Half the battle of a predator trying to initiate contact with a child is to break that barrier, the most obvious is the unnoticed and [children] forget about their name being on their backpack.

  3. Scott Smith:

    It has been so hard to keep my mouth shut and wait this out. It has been the most powerless thing I’ve ever been through, i don’t care if he’s homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transsexual. He’s a sexual predator.

  4. Gavin Naylor:

    When people are paddling on their board, the soles of their feet catch the light and very quickly, in exactly the same way the scales on a mullet or a menhaden might catch the light, and when you’re a predator, you don’t tarry. You have to be quick and make a quick decision.

  5. Phillip Barden:

    Fossilized behavior is exceedingly rare, predation( the act of predator attacking prey) especially so, as paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.

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