What does stalking mean?

Definitions for stalking

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stalk, stalking, still hunt(noun)

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

  2. stalk, stalking(noun)

    the act of following prey stealthily


  1. stalking(Noun)

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

  2. stalking(Noun)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Courtney Ciccone:

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

  2. Kevin Starke:

    I think the bondholders will move to have the judge prevent Sciens from being the stalking horse.

  3. I Ching:

    Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none.

  4. Charles M. Schwab:

    All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.

  5. 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.

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Translations for stalking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • स्टॉकिंगHindi
  • பின்தொடர்தல்Tamil

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