HyperDic: raptor

English > 1 sense of the word raptor:
NOUNanimalraptor, bird of prey, raptorial birdany of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
raptor > pronunciation
Soundsrae'pter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > raptor: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals.
Synonymsbird of prey, raptorial bird
NarrowerAccipitriformes, order AccipitriformesIn some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes
eagle, bird of JoveAny of various large keen-sighted / keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
hawkdiurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
owl, bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooternocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
secretary bird, Sagittarius serpentariuslarge long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on reptiles
vultureAny of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws / claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
Broaderbirdwarm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Spanishave de rapiña, ave rapaz, rapaz, raptor
Catalanocell de presa, ocell rapaç, ocell rapinyaire, rapinyaire, raptor
Adjectivesraptorialrelating to or characteristic of birds of prey
raptorialliving by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

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