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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French _preie_, one of the variants of _proie_, from Latin _praeda_. Compare _predator_.

From Middle English, from Old French preie, one of the variants of proie, from Latin praeda. Compare predator.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: prā, IPA(key): /pɹeɪ/ * Rhymes: -eɪ * Homophone: pray

  • enPR: prā, IPA(key): /pɹeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophone: pray

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

PREY (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ PREYS) * (archaic) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder. * Bible, Numbers xxxi. 12 And they brought the captives, and the PREY, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest. * That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim. * Dryden Already sees herself the monster's PREY. * Joseph Conrad, _Heart of Darkness_ [The helmsman] steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the PREY of an abject funk […] * A living thing that is eaten by another living thing. * Bible, Job iv. ii The old lion perisheth for lack of PREY. _The rabbit was eaten by the coyote, so the rabbit is the coyote's PREY._ * The act of devouring other creatures; ravage. * Shakespeare Hog in sloth, fox in stealth, […] lion in PREY. * The victim of a disease. TRANSLATIONS RELATED TERMS * prey on

prey (countable and uncountable, plural preys)

  1. (archaic) 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.
  3. A living thing that is eaten by another living thing.
    The rabbit was eaten by the coyote, so the rabbit is the coyote's prey.
  4. The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
  5. The victim of a disease.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* prey in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* pyre, rype


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