Etymology
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predator (n.)

"animal that preys upon another," 1862, from Latin praedator "plunderer," from praedari "to rob" (see predation). Latin Predatores (Swainson, 1840) was used in biology of the group of coleopterous insects that ate other insects.

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Definitions of predator

predator (n.)
someone who attacks in search of booty;
Synonyms: marauder / vulture / piranha
predator (n.)
any animal that lives by preying on other animals;
Synonyms: predatory animal
From wordnet.princeton.edu