hunter

A hunter is someone who seeks, pursues, or looks for something. Some hunters hunt deer but if you're a bargain hunter, you love to search department stores and yard sales for really good deals.

Besides hunting for bargains, or for ghosts in her grandparents' attic, a hunter is also a person who enjoys the sport of pursuing and killing game animals and birds. Some hunters hunt for food, while others do it for fun. In Old English, the word was hunta, from huntian, "chase game," which is related to hentan, "to seize."

Primary Meanings of hunter

1.
n
a person who searches for something
2.
n
a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
Full Definitions of hunter
1

n a person who searches for something

“a treasure hunter
Types:
forager
someone who hunts for food and provisions
Type of:
quester, searcher, seeker
someone making a search or inquiry

n someone who hunts game

Synonyms:
huntsman
Examples:
Nimrod
(Old Testament) a famous hunter
Types:
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bounty hunter
a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
courser
a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
deer hunter
hunter of deer
duck hunter
hunter of ducks
falconer, hawker
a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
fowler
someone who hunts wild birds for food
huntress
a woman hunter
lion-hunter
someone who hunts lions
pothunter
someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
snarer
someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
stalker
someone who stalks game
tracker
someone who tracks down game
trapper
someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
coureur de bois
a French Canadian trapper
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills
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n a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal

Synonyms:
hunting watch
Type of:
ticker, watch
a small portable timepiece

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