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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

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

It's part of a writer's profession, as it's part of a spy's profession, to prey on the community to which he's attached, to take away information - often in secret - and to translate that into intelligence for his masters, whether it's his readership or his spy masters. And I think that both professions are perhaps rather lonely.
John le Carre

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

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
John Ruskin

I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey.
James Van Der Beek
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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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