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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stalk, stalking, still huntnoun

    a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

  2. stalk, stalkingnoun

    the act of following prey stealthily


  1. stalkingnoun

    Hunting for game by moving silently and stealthily or by waiting in ambush

  2. stalkingnoun

    The crime of following or harassing another person, causing him or her to fear death or injury

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalking

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  1. Stalking

    Stalking is unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. The word stalking is used, with some differing meanings, in psychology and psychiatry and also in some legal jurisdictions as a term for a criminal offense. According to a 2002 report by the National Center for Victims of Crime, "Virtually any unwanted contact between two people [that intends] to 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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stalking

    Course of conduct directed at a specific person that involves repeated (two or more occasions) visual or physical proximity, nonconsensual communication, or verbal, written, or implied threats, or a combination thereof, that would cause a reasonable person fear.

Editors Contribution

  1. stalking

    Stalking Meaning, Just like domestic violence, stalking is a crime of power and control. The term stalking means the act or crime of intentionally engaging and repeatedly following or harassing a behavior directed at a specific person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death, in particular, because of explicit or implied threats to his or her safety or the safety of others or suffering significant emotional distress. Stalking behavior is related to intimidation and intimidation and can follow or follow the victim personally. For Complete meaning, Types & Prevention, Visit: www.blissshine.com/meaning/stalking-meaning/

    Submitted by bliss_s on January 26, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stalking in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Bennett:

    The story that we can read from the tracks is that the humans were stalking; following in the footsteps, precisely in the footsteps of the sloth, while it was being distracted and turning, somebody else would come across and try and deliver the killer blow. It's an interesting story and it's all written in the footprints.

  2. Rick Scott:

    We will prohibit a person from possessing or purchasing a firearm if they are subject to an injunction for protection against stalking, cyberstalking, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence or domestic violence.

  3. Courtney Ciccone:

    Heather has had a girl who has been stalking her and threatening to kill her.

  4. Dan Gainor:

    I think creating a ridiculous comparison undermines the true horrifying nature of stalking and sexual harassment. The bureaucrats who did this aren’t helping women, i think the university needs to talk to its staff and tell them to stop being idiots. Their goal is to educate and help protect people. Not hold them up to ridicule.

  5. Olivia Wein:

    It's a lot of Instagram stalking and as much emailing random people as we can find.

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