from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Living by preying on other organisms: a predatory mammal; a predatory insect.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by plundering, pillaging, or marauding.
- adj. Living by or given to exploiting or destroying others for one's own gain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to a predator.
- adj. Living by preying on other living animals.
- adj. Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging
- adj. Hungry; ravenous.
- adj. Living by preying upon other animals; carnivorous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Plundering; pillaging; living by rapine or preying.
- Characterized by rapine; spent in plundering; devoted to pillaging.
- In zoology, habitually preying upon other animals; carnivorous or insectivorous, as a mammal; rapacious or raptorial, as a bird; adephagous, as an insect.
- Hungry; ravenous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding
- adj. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
- adj. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
Latin praedātōrius, plundering, from praedārī, to plunder, from praeda, booty; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin praedatorius. (Wiktionary)