|Origin:||preie, from Latin praeda 'something seized'|
an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal [= predator]:
a tiger stalking its prey
a bird or animal which lives by killing and eating other animals
if someone falls prey to someone or something bad, they are harmed or affected by them:
Street children in this part of the world often fall prey to drug dealers.
They are prey to nameless fears.
someone who can easily be deceived or harmed:
He was easy prey for the two conmen who called at his house.
an animal which is easily caught by another:
Fish at the surface of the water are easy prey for eagles.