Prey is a term used to describe an animal that is hunted and devoured as food by other animals. It is also a term used for victims or people who make an effort to achieve something in a manner that is forceful or not completely right.
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what does prey mean
an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by a carnivorous animal.
a person or thing that is the victim of an enemy, a swindler, a disease, etc.; gull.
the action or habit of preying: a beast of prey.
Archaic. booty or plunder.
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT)
to seize and devour prey, as an animal does (usually followed by on or upon): Foxes prey on rabbits.
to make raids or attacks for booty or plunder: The Vikings preyed on coastal settlements.
to exert a harmful or destructive influence: His worries preyed upon his mind.
to victimize another or others (usually followed by on or upon): loan sharks that prey upon the poor.
Prey is either the animal being hunted or the act of hunting itself. For instance, a lion will prey on an antelope, meaning the antelope is hunted and becomes the prey (or food) of the lion. This is a widely used term in discussing animals in the wild.
A prey is an animal that is being hunted to feed on. For example, a spider would be the predator and the fly would be considered the prey.