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mav·er·ick

 (măv′ər-ĭk, măv′rĭk)
n.
1. A person who shows independence of thought and action, especially by refusing to adhere to the policies of a group to which he or she belongs.
2. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
adj.
Characterized by or displaying independence of thought and action: maverick politicians; a maverick decision.

[Possibly after Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), American cattleman who left the calves in his herd unbranded .]

maverick

(ˈmævərɪk)
n
1. (Agriculture) (in US and Canadian cattle-raising regions) an unbranded animal, esp a stray calf
2.
a. a person of independent or unorthodox views
b. (as modifier): a maverick politician.
[C19: after Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), Texas rancher, who did not brand his cattle]

mav•er•ick

(ˈmæv ər ɪk, ˈmæv rɪk)

n.
1. an unbranded animal, esp. a motherless calf.
2. a person who takes a stand independent of others in a group.
[1865–70, Amer.; after Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), Texas pioneer who left his calves unbranded]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maverick - someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
2.maverick - an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
calf - young of domestic cattle
Adj.1.maverick - independent in behavior or thoughtmaverick - independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
unconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"

maverick

noun
1. rebel, radical, dissenter, individualist, protester, eccentric, heretic, nonconformist, iconoclast, dissentient He was too much of a maverick to hold high office.
rebel traditionalist, yes man, Babbitt (U.S.), stick-in-the-mud (informal), conventionalist
adjective
1. rebel, radical, dissenting, individualistic, eccentric, heretical, iconoclastic, nonconformist Her maverick behaviour precluded any chance of promotion.
Translations
itsenäinenriippumaton
függetlenindividualista
individualist

maverick

[ˈmævərɪk]
A. N
1. (US) (Agr) → res f sin marcar
2. (= nonconformist) → inconformista mf (Pol etc) → disidente mf
B. ADJ (= nonconformist) → inconformista (Pol) → disidente

maverick

[ˈmævərɪk]
n (= person) → non-conformiste mf

maverick

n
(US Agr) → herrenloses Kalb/Rind ntohne Brandzeichen
(= dissenter)Abtrünnige(r) mf
(= independent person)Alleingänger(in) m(f), → Einzelgänger(in) m(f)

maverick

[ˈmævrɪk]
1. nchi sta fuori del branco
2. adjanticonformista
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