Etymology
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hunter (n.)

"one who engages in the chase of game or other wild animals," mid-13c. (attested in place names from late 12c.), from hunt + -er (1). The Old English word was hunta, Middle English hunte. The hunter's moon (1710) is the next full moon after the harvest moon.

updated on December 07, 2018

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Definitions of hunter from WordNet
1
hunter (n.)
someone who hunts game;
Synonyms: huntsman
hunter (n.)
a person who searches for something;
a treasure hunter
hunter (n.)
a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal;
Synonyms: hunting watch
2
Hunter (n.)
a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel;
Synonyms: Orion
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