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Alternative clues for the word prey

The hunted

Weaker ones



Fish, to herons

Wolves, for wolfhounds

Hares, to hounds

See 44-Down

Hunter's quarry

Zebras, to lions

Small animals, often

Game, maybe

Small game, e.g.

Hunted animals

Mice, to cats

Moving targets?

Mouse, to a 27-Across


Whom a hunter hunts

Stalked one

Zebras, for lions

Hunter's target

Rodent, to a raptor

Food chain part

Part of a food chain

Little game, perhaps

Elands, to lions

Mice, to owls

Rabbits, to eagles, e.g.

Flies, to spiders

Sparrow, to a sparrow hawk

Wild catch?

A person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence

Animal hunted or caught for food


What a wolf wolfs

Mouse, to a skunk

Cobra, to a mongoose

Mouse, to a cat

Stalker's object

Game in the woods?

Birds of _____

Bird of ____

Mouse, to an owl

Make raids for booty

Mouse, to Morris


Reptile, to an owl


Antelope, to a lion

Frog, to a skunk

"Let us ___" (raiders' motto?)

Fish, to an erne


Victim of pillage

Word definitions for prey in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a bird of prey (= that hunts and eats small animals ) ▪ A single bird of prey hovered overhead. bird of prey easy prey ▪ Tourists are easy prey for thieves. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE easy ▪ Like a wolf...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Prey \Prey\, n. [OF. preie, F. proie, L. praeda, probably for praeheda. See Prehensile , and cf. Depredate , Predatory .] Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder. And they brought...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context archaic English) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder. 2 That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim....

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "to plunder, pillage, ravage," from prey (n.) and in part from Old French preer , earlier preder (c.1040), from Late Latin praedare , from praeda (see prey (n.)). Its sense of "to kill and devour" is attested from mid-14c. Related: Preyed ; preying...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt" [syn: quarry , target , fair game ] animal hunted...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Prey is a novel by Michael Crichton , first published in November 2002. An excerpt was published in the January–February 2003 issue of Seed . Like Jurassic Park , the novel serves as a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology ; in this...

Usage examples of prey.

The Culture - the real Culture, the wily ones, not these semi-mystical Elenchers with their miserable hankering to be somebody else - had been known to give whole Affronter fleets the run-around for several months with not dissimilar enticements and subterfuges, keeping them occupied, seemingly on the track of some wildly promising prey which turned out to be nothing at all, or a Culture ship with some ridiculous but earnestly argued excuse, while the Culture or one of its snivelling client species got on - or away - with something else somewhere else, spoiling rightful Affronter fun.

The allosaurs too went into steep decline across the supercontinent as their prey animals became scarce.

I took her to London on her eighteenth birthday to see a play at Drury Lane she fell prey to the allure of the theatre.

A lovely female kidnap victim had had the bad luck to fall prey to a captor with a taste for anal rape and a cock like a club.

Timour might boast, that, at his accession to the throne, Asia was the prey of anarchy and rapine, whilst under his prosperous monarchy a child, fearless and unhurt, might carry a purse of gold from the East to the West.

The whole became the prey of the Allies, who published a bulletin announcing this important capture.

But the excited Carolinians would not wait, because they feared that the arrival of reinforcements might balk them of their easy prey.

Blake bestrode had faced many a savage cat, and larger, too, by far than this one, and so he fell into his charging stride with no show of fear or nervousness and the two thundered down upon Sheeta while the creature that was to have been its prey looked on with wide, astounded eyes.

He dragged Bonner half-upright and staggered erect, his prey on his shoulder, clumsy, heavy.

The ill-fated Theocracy invasion had taught the predators of Boronia that human beings were easy prey.

Which frequently happened, since Brit was becoming a prey to rheumatism that sometimes kept him in bed, and Frank occasionally indulged himself in a gallon or so of bad whisky and suffered afterwards from a badly deranged digestion.

The burrowers were locked into intricate ecological cycles involving the abundance of the vegetation and insects they browsed, and the carnivores who preyed on them in turn.

But nothing could check their fury: with loud cries and flashing weapons they fell upon the enemy, who burthened by their prey, and wearied by their very outrages, could ill resist men fighting to avenge their desolated hearths.

THOUGH a prey to that most burthensome of cares--the uneasy consciousness of an impalpable yet ever-threatening evil--Theydon was not blind to the humorous element in the present situation.

They again, having to provide themselves with food and clothes, and yet having to work for him, are led to prey on the defenceless population, from whom, in the name of their Rajah-master, they extort whatever there is to get, and on whom they sometimes visit those cruelties which they have themselves already experienced.