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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. 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.

  2. Robert Ray:

    If anyone thinks these dangling investigations are going to be a stalking horse for a continuation of the Mueller investigation, they're dreaming.

  3. Judy Norton:

    And then she starts experiencing concerning and disturbing phenomenon in her world… And she doesn’t know if she’s literally going crazy because her mother has, or if someone is stalking or manipulating her for some unknown, sinister reason… There was a lot of acting and emotional demands to it. And she’s also different from other characters I typically played. But I wanted that challenge to stretch myself outside of my comfort zone. i guess at my core, I’m an artist.

  4. Bryan Freedman:

    Yet more lies from the same disturbed individual who has been stalking and menacing Wes, his family and his friends for years, as is well known, this person tried to extort Wes for millions of dollars and, after he refused to pay her a penny, launched an unceasing campaign of harassment against my client.

  5. Bryce Freeman:

    Fire Liz's campaigned hard for this office, fire Liz wasn't a stalking horse. Fire Liz didn't come out of nowhere.

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