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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stalkernoun

    someone who walks with long stiff strides

  2. stalkernoun

    someone who stalks game

  3. prowler, sneak, stalkernoun

    someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions


  1. stalkernoun

    A person who engages in stalking. Originally meant a tracker and hunter or guide of game.

  2. stalkernoun

    A person who secretly follows someone, sometimes with unlawful intentions.

  3. stalkernoun

    Any of various devices for removing the stalk from plants during harvesting.

  4. stalkernoun

    A kind of fishing net.


  1. Stalker

    Stalking is unwanted and/or repeated surveillance by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are interrelated to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. The term stalking is used with some differing definitions in psychiatry and psychology, as well as in some legal jurisdictions as a term for a criminal offense.According to a 2002 report by the U.S. National Center for Victims of Crime, "virtually any unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear can be considered stalking", although in practice the legal standard is usually somewhat stricter.


  1. stalker

    A stalker is an individual who persistently harasses, pursues, or intimidates another person, often causing fear or distress. It typically involves unwanted attention, such as following the person, appearing at their home or place of work, making unwanted phone calls, sending unwanted messages or gifts, and even cyberstalking on internet and social media platforms. The behavior is often obsessive and intrusive, infringing on the victim's sense of safety and privacy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalkernoun

    one who stalks

  2. Stalkernoun

    a kind of fishing net


  1. Stalker

    Stalker is a 1979 science fiction art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, loosely based on their novel Roadside Picnic. It depicts an expedition led by the Stalker to bring his two clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires. The title of the film, which is the same in Russian and English, is derived from the English word to stalk in the long-standing meaning of approaching furtively, much like a hunter. In the film a stalker is a professional guide to the zone, someone who crosses the border into the forbidden zone with a specific goal. The word was coined by the Strugatsky brothers for their novel Roadside Picnic, as an allusion to Rudyard Kipling's character Stalky from the "Stalky & Co." stories. Сталки was well remembered by the Strugatskys from their childhood, when they read the stories in their Russian translation. In the Roadside Picnic, сталкер was a common nickname for men engaged in the illegal trade of prospecting for and smuggling of alien artifacts from the mysterious and dangerous "Zone".

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stalker is ranked #9421 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stalker surname appeared 3,452 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Stalker.

    87.4% or 3,020 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 152 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3% or 106 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 76 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 74 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. talkers

  2. sklater

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stalker in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Maitland:

    This guy isn't any old actor, he's like a psychological stalker of Margaret Thatcher, he knows what she had for breakfast the day she won the election ... he's extraordinary.

  2. Toledo Police Department:

    At approximately 6:22 PM, the suspect emerged from the house with a firearm in both hands and fired shots in multiple directions, one of which struck Officer Stalker in the head, i'm sad to say that Officer Brandon Stalker was struck once and has passed away.

  3. John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com:

    A stalker only does to a celebrity what the celebrity's media company did to the stalker first.

  4. Richard Ramirez:

    You're going to be famous, you're going to die by the hands of the Night Stalker. I will find you. Satan will show me the way.

  5. Gail Dines:

    This is about a seasoned predator who is a stalker and an abuser and sadist, honing in on a much younger woman.

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