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 for hunter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hunter \Hunt"er\, n.
     1. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a
        huntsman.
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     2. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a
        hunting dog. --Shak.
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     3. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred,
        bred and trained for hunting.
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     4. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as,
        a fortune hunter a place hunter.
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              No keener hunter after glory breathes. --Tennyson.
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     5. (Zool.) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under
        Hunting.
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     6. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected
        by a metallic cover.
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     Hunter's room, the lunation after the harvest moon.
  
     Hunter's screw (Mech.), a differential screw, so named from
        the inventor. See under Differential.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watch \Watch\ (w[o^]ch), n. [OE. wacche, AS. w[ae]cce, fr.
     wacian to wake; akin to D. wacht, waak, G. wacht, wache.
     [root]134. See Wake, v. i. ]
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     1. The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful,
        vigilant, or constantly observant attention; close
        observation; guard; preservative or preventive vigilance;
        formerly, a watching or guarding by night.
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              Shepherds keeping watch by night.     --Milton.
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              All the long night their mournful watch they keep.
                                                    --Addison.
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     Note: Watch was formerly distinguished from ward, the former
           signifying a watching or guarding by night, and the
           latter a watching, guarding, or protecting by day
           Hence, they were not unfrequently used together,
           especially in the phrase to keep watch and ward, to
           denote continuous and uninterrupted vigilance or
           protection, or both watching and guarding. This
           distinction is now rarely recognized, watch being used
           to signify a watching or guarding both by night and by
           day, and ward, which is now rarely used, having simply
           the meaning of guard, or protection, without reference
           to time.
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                 Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and
                 ward.                              --Spenser.
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                 Ward, guard, or custodia, is chiefly applied to
                 the daytime, in order to apprehend rioters, and
                 robbers on the highway . . . Watch, is properly
                 applicable to the night only, . . . and it begins
                 when ward ends, and ends when that begins.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     2. One who watches, or those who watch; a watchman, or a body
        of watchmen; a sentry; a guard.
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              Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way,
              make it as sure as ye can.            --Matt. xxvii.
                                                    65.
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     3. The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a
        watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
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              He upbraids Iago, that he made him
              Brave me upon the watch.              --Shak.
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     4. The period of the night during which a person does duty as
        a sentinel, or guard; the time from the placing of a
        sentinel till his relief; hence, a division of the night.
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              I did stand my watch upon the hill.   --Shak.
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              Might we but hear . . .
              Or whistle from the lodge, or village cock
              Count the night watches to his feathery dames.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. A small timepiece, or chronometer, to be carried about the
        person, the machinery of which is moved by a spring.
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     Note: Watches are often distinguished by the kind of
           escapement used, as an anchor watch, a lever watch,
           a chronometer watch, etc. (see the Note under
           Escapement, n., 3); also, by the kind of case, as a
           gold or silver watch, an open-faced watch, a
           hunting watch, or hunter, etc.
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     6. (Naut.)
        (a) An allotted portion of time, usually four hour for
            standing watch, or being on deck ready for duty. Cf.
            Dogwatch.
        (b) That part, usually one half, of the officers and crew,
            who together attend to the working of a vessel for an
            allotted time, usually four hours. The watches are
            designated as the port watch, and the starboard
            watch.
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     Anchor watch (Naut.), a detail of one or more men who keep
        watch on deck when a vessel is at anchor.
  
     To be on the watch, to be looking steadily for some event.
        
  
     Watch and ward (Law), the charge or care of certain
        officers to keep a watch by night and a guard by day in
        towns, cities, and other districts, for the preservation
        of the public peace. --Wharton. --Burrill.
  
     Watch and watch (Naut.), the regular alternation in being
        on watch and off watch of the two watches into which a
        ship's crew is commonly divided.
  
     Watch barrel, the brass box in a watch, containing the
        mainspring.
  
     Watch bell (Naut.), a bell struck when the half-hour glass
        is run out, or at the end of each half hour. --Craig.
  
     Watch bill (Naut.), a list of the officers and crew of a
        ship as divided into watches, with their stations.
        --Totten.
  
     Watch case, the case, or outside covering, of a watch;
        also, a case for holding a watch, or in which it is kept.
        
  
     Watch chain. Same as watch guard, below.
  
     Watch clock, a watchman's clock; see under Watchman.
  
     Watch fire, a fire lighted at night, as a signal, or for
        the use of a watch or guard.
  
     Watch glass.
        (a) A concavo-convex glass for covering the face, or dial,
            of a watch; -- also called watch crystal.
        (b) (Naut.) A half-hour glass used to measure the time of
            a watch on deck.
  
     Watch guard, a chain or cord by which a watch is attached
        to the person.
  
     Watch gun (Naut.), a gun sometimes fired on shipboard at 8
        p. m., when the night watch begins.
  
     Watch light, a low-burning lamp used by watchers at night;
        formerly, a candle having a rush wick.
  
     Watch night, The last night of the year; -- so called by
        the Methodists, Moravians, and others, who observe it by
        holding religious meetings lasting until after midnight.
        
  
     Watch paper, an old-fashioned ornament for the inside of a
        watch case, made of paper cut in some fanciful design, as
        a vase with flowers, etc.
  
     Watch tackle (Naut.), a small, handy purchase, consisting
        of a tailed double block, and a single block with a hook.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hunter
      n 1: someone who hunts game [syn: hunter, huntsman]
      2: a person who searches for something; "a treasure hunter"
      3: a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus;
         contains Betelgeuse and Rigel [syn: Orion, Hunter]
      4: a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal [syn:
         hunter, hunting watch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "hunter":
     Nimrod, Orion, archer, artilleryman, beater, bidet,
     big game hunter, bird dog, bowman, cannoneer, carabineer,
     carriage horse, cart horse, cavalry horse, chaser, courser,
     crack shot, dead shot, deadeye, delver, digger, draft horse,
     dray horse, driving horse, field dog, fill horse, filler, follower,
     gigster, good shot, gun, gun dog, gunman, gunner, hack, hackney,
     hunting dog, huntress, huntsman, jacker, jacklighter, jument, lead,
     leader, marksman, markswoman, mount, musketeer, pack horse,
     palfrey, perquisitor, plow horse, pole horse, polo pony,
     post-horse, pursuant, pursuer, quester, ransacker, remount,
     research worker, researcher, researchist, rider, riding horse,
     rifleman, road horse, roadster, rouncy, rummager, saddle horse,
     saddler, searcher, seeker, shaft horse, sharpshooter, shikari,
     shooter, shot, sniper, sporting dog, sportsman, sportswoman,
     stalker, stalking-horse, sumpter, sumpter horse, targetshooter,
     thill horse, thiller, toxophilite, tracker, trapper, trapshooter,
     water dog, wheeler, wheelhorse, white hunter, workhorse, zetetic
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    152
     Housing Units (2000): 77
     Land area (2000):     0.625739 sq. miles (1.620657 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.625739 sq. miles (1.620657 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33910
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             35.054256 N, 91.126122 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, AR
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    490
     Housing Units (2000): 639
     Land area (2000):     1.617150 sq. miles (4.188400 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.034850 sq. miles (0.090260 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.652000 sq. miles (4.278660 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36167
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             42.208549 N, 74.213980 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     12442
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, NY
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    326
     Housing Units (2000): 160
     Land area (2000):     1.535111 sq. miles (3.975920 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.012750 sq. miles (0.033022 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.547861 sq. miles (4.008942 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39460
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             47.191046 N, 97.216626 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     58048
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, ND
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, OH -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Ohio
     Population (2000):    1737
     Housing Units (2000): 692
     Land area (2000):     1.605719 sq. miles (4.158792 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.605719 sq. miles (4.158792 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36806
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             39.493322 N, 84.289992 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, OH
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    173
     Housing Units (2000): 96
     Land area (2000):     0.245518 sq. miles (0.635889 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.245518 sq. miles (0.635889 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36600
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.563118 N, 97.660669 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     74640
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, OK
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    77
     Housing Units (2000): 57
     Land area (2000):     0.211765 sq. miles (0.548468 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.211765 sq. miles (0.548468 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33525
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.234632 N, 98.395944 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67452
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, KS
      Hunter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hunter, TN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    1566
     Housing Units (2000): 729
     Land area (2000):     6.144272 sq. miles (15.913590 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.027762 sq. miles (0.071904 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.172034 sq. miles (15.985494 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36500
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.376630 N, 82.155032 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Hunter, TN
      Hunter
  

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