stalker

Definitions

  • Chappie and Old Stalker
    Chappie and Old Stalker
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stalker someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    • n stalker someone who stalks game
    • n stalker someone who walks with long stiff strides
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stalker A kind of fishing net.
    • Stalker One who stalks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stalker One who stalks: as, a deer-stalker.
    • n stalker A kind of fishing-net.
    • n stalker plural In ornithology, specifically, the Gradatores.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stalker one who stalks, as a deer-stalker: a kind of fishing-net:
    • ns Stalker (pl.) the Gradatores
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stælcan, to walk cautiously, stealc, high; Dan. stalke, to walk with long steps.

Usage

In literature:

The stalker had deliberately doused the light, which must mean he could find his victims in the dark.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The idea took hold of Peter that the stalker had become the killer.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Still, there must always be "on guard" duty, for Mrs. Tupps was a stealthy stalker.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
By the author of "The Quorndon Hounds," "The Deer Stalkers," etc.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
And now a small treeless glade stopped the stalker.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
If he could reach his office before his stalker closed in, he would be safe.
"Delayed Action" by Charles Vincent De Vet
Yard by yard they watched the slight swaying of the grass tops which betrayed the cautious advance of the grim stalker.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
One was called John Stalker, the other Pierre Garoupe.
"The Perils and Adventures of Harry Skipwith" by W.H.G. Kingston
Something in the air of the two stalkers seemed to startle them, as if they too knew them to have been guilty of a crime.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
A bitter curse escaped from the lips of the unsuccessful stalker as he spurred out into the open ground.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

And how he feels it!
The lonely rambler, the stoic, dignified stalker through chaos,
The immune, the animate,
Enveloped in isolation,
Fore-runner.
Now look at him!
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Sheryl Crow Granted Restraining Order Against Stalker .
Madonna's alleged stalker has decided that he wants his day in court.
Stalker outfitters RSS Feed.
Information on Olympic athlete Thomas Stalker on ESPN.com.
Rock Stars and Stalkers .
An already unpredictable court case against Shania Twain stalker John Palumbo just got stranger.
Conan's Stalker Loves Fellini, Jesus.
We learn today that Conan O'Brien has a stalker , which is no big news.
But what's interesting here is that Conan's stalker is a Catholic priest.
2003 American Ironhorse Stalker Recalls.
2003 American Ironhorse Stalker Recall.
Are You a 'Pre- Stalker .
But being a celebrity isn't all that, especially when you're dealing with psycho stalkers , the kind who would like to sniff your hair while you're sleeping kind of insane.
Unfortunately for Mila Kunis, she has one of those intense stalkers .
Madonna stalker recaptured after L.A. Halle Berry accused stalker will not serve additional jail time.
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In science:

Cooper, G., Coe, B., Girirajan, S., Rosenfeld, J., Vu, T., Baker, C., Williams, C., Stalker, H., Hamid, R., Hannig, V. et al. (2011). A copy number variation morbidity map of developmental delay.
Kernel-based aggregation of marker-level genetic association tests involving copy-number variation
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