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ˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔrpreda·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marauder, predator, vulture, piranha(noun)

    someone who attacks in search of booty

  2. predator, predatory animal(noun)

    any animal that lives by preying on other animals

Wiktionary

  1. predator(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.

  2. predator(Noun)

    someone who attacks and plunders for gain

    Etymology: From praedator, from praedor, from praeda.

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  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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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. Nick Keller:

    Every airport has problems with bird strikes and wildlife on the airfield. It’s a big safety hazard, so a dog can be a real predator, it will keep birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits away from the airfield.

  2. Evelyn Yang:

    This was a serial predator and he just picked me as his prey.

  3. Michael Palladino:

    The The Manhattan DA DA's office needs to enter the 21st century. This is the age of technology. People keep loads of personal info on their phones that they prefer remains confidential, a woman should not have to surrender confidential intimate information that's immaterial to the case to defend herself against a sexual predator.

  4. Matthew Carrano:

    I knew that we needed something dramatic for what would inevitably be a centerpiece of the hall. And these are two dinosaur species that co-existed 68-66 million years ago in western North America, so it would represent a possible real-world interaction, but we've deliberately left the scenario open, as to whether this represents T. rex killing Triceratops or scavenging an already dead individual. The idea is to better portray the role of an apex predator, which is often opportunistic. In life, I imagine that even T. rex would have favored easier meals than a healthy, adult Triceratops – if such were available: young or sick or elderly individuals, for example.

  5. Lily Allen:

    I do remember immediately while it was happening thinking, even though I'd never met Cristiano Ronaldo mom, I was thinking about Cristiano Ronaldo mom and how she would deal with the news that her son was a sexual predator. I was prioritizing everybody else in this situation except for Lily Allen, i made a decision that I didn't want to go to the police, I didn't want to make a fuss.

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