Definition and Meanings for prey
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Part of Speech of prey
noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of prey
Meaning of prey
- anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
- that which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.
- the act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.