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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


  1. predatornoun

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

    Etymology: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.

  2. predatornoun

    someone who attacks and plunders for gain

    Etymology: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.


  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. prorated

  2. protrade

  3. parroted

  4. teardrop

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  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. Ashley Williams:

    We want you to apologize for mass incarceration, i'm not a 'super predator,' Hillary Clinton.

  2. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims:

    A potential danger of being online more is an encounter with a sexual predator who is seeking relationships with children.

  3. Benjamin Brafman:

    Harvey Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and Harvey Weinstein expects to be fully vindicated, furthermore, to charge Mr. Weinstein as a predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified.

  4. Phillip Barden:

    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.

  5. Damon Cheronis:

    You don't call Harvey Weinstein a predator in 2020 when you want to introduce him to your mother in 2015.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. liniment
    • B. profaneness
    • C. flapper
    • D. congius

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