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Definition of Prey


  1. 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. The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
  4. To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.

Prey Quotations

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
Lord Byron

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Thomas Jefferson

The shark is the apex predator in the sea. Sharks have molded evolution for 450 million years. All fish species that are prey to the sharks have had their behavior, their speed, their camouflage, their defense mechanisms molded by the shark.
Paul Watson

Not all eagles can be trained, but those who take to life with a master display intense loyalty. Although they are not tethered, they always return after killing their prey.
Stephen Kinzer
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Prey Translations

prey in French is proie
prey in German is Beute
prey in Italian is bottino
prey in Latin is praeda
prey in Swedish is rov, byte, be
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