What does the word prey mean?

Usage examples for prey

  1. Why stand I thus a prey To torturing fears! – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  2. He and his men would arrive too late, they would find the trap sprung, and the prey escaped. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  3. He is good prey, made and provided by the sovereign law of the state. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams