crusader


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cru·sade

 (kro͞o-sād′)
n.
1. often Crusade Any of the military expeditions undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover control of the Holy Land from the Muslims.
2. A holy war undertaken with papal sanction.
3. A concerted effort or vigorous movement for a cause or against an abuse: a crusade for literacy; a crusade against drunk driving.
intr.v. cru·sad·ed, cru·sad·ing, cru·sades
To engage in a crusade.

[French croisade and Spanish cruzada, both ultimately from Latin crux, cruc-, cross.]

cru·sad′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crusader - a disputant who advocates reformcrusader - a disputant who advocates reform  
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
abolitionist, emancipationist - a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformer - a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
Chartist - a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
protester, demonstrator - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
dry, prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
conservationist, environmentalist - someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
flower child, hippie, hippy, hipster - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
activist, militant - a militant reformer
non-resistant, passive resister - a reformer who believes in passive resistance
preservationist - someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
Utopian - an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer; "a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
2.Crusader - a warrior who engages in a holy war; "the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

crusader

noun campaigner, champion, advocate, activist, reformer He has set himself up as a crusader for higher press and broadcasting standards.
Translations
صَليبي، مُشْتَرِك في حَملة صليبيّـه
křižák
foregangsmandkampagnelederkorsfarer
keresztes vitéz
krossfari; òátttakandi í herferî
križiak
haçlı seferine katılan kimse

crusader

[kruːˈseɪdəʳ] Ncruzado m (fig) → paladín m, campeón/ona m/f

crusader

[kruːˈseɪdər] n
(in history)croisé m
(fig)militant(e) m/f
a crusader for sth → un(e) militant(e) en faveur de qch
a crusader against sth → un(e) militant(e) contre qch

crusader

n (Hist) → Kreuzfahrer m, → Kreuzritter m; (fig)Apostel m; (= evangelical crusader)Glaubensjünger(in) m(f)

crusader

[kruːˈseɪdəʳ] n (History) → crociato (fig) crusader (for)sostenitore/trice (di)

crusade

(kruːˈseid) noun
1. Medieval wars against the Muslims in the Middle Ages, led by Christian kings.
2. a campaign in support of a good cause. the crusade against cigarette advertising.
verb
to take part in a crusade.
cruˈsader noun
References in classic literature ?
Starbuck was no crusader after perils; in him courage was not a sentiment; but a thing simply useful to him, and always at hand upon all mortally practical occasions.
The latter visited her and persecuted her with their supplications, but without effect, for her heart was true to her poor despised Crusader, who was fighting in the Holy Land.
This old returned Crusader coveted the land whereon my lady dwells.
You can picture to yourself my mother, with her white hair done in some 18th century fashion and her sparkling black eyes, penetrating into those splendours attended by a sort of bald-headed, vexed squirrel - and Henry Allegre coming forward to meet them like a severe prince with the face of a tombstone Crusader, big white hands, muffled silken voice, half- shut eyes, as if looking down at them from a balcony.
He forgot how he himself had been blind, a short time ago-- after the fashion of all crusaders since the original ones, who set out to spread the gospel of Brotherhood by force of arms.
It is true, we are but faint-hearted crusaders, even the walkers, nowadays, who undertake no persevering, never-ending enterprises.
The hosts were gathering, gathering; down all the roads and paths of England the knights were riding, and priests rode with them, to hearten these original Crusaders, this being the Church's war.
This was so much her normal state, that Joe and I would often, for weeks together, be, as to our fingers, like monumental Crusaders as to their legs.
how many ears are turned to the tales which dissolute crusaders, or hypocritical pilgrims, bring from that fatal land
But the daughter of the late King got intelligence of the necessities of the two descendants of Crusaders, and a pension of two thousand francs a year was granted, en attendant.
It seemed to him hardly worth while to be the wife of the Marquis de Bellegarde, a daughter of the crusaders, heiress of six centuries of glories and traditions, to have centred one's aspirations upon the sight of a couple of hundred young ladies kicking off young men's hats.
Juliet wants it to be a fancy-dress affair--abbots and crusaders and all that.