toreador


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tor·e·a·dor

 (tôr′ē-ə-dôr′)
n.
A bullfighter.

[Spanish, from torear, to fight bulls, from toro, bull, from Latin taurus; see tauro- in Indo-European roots.]

toreador

(ˈtɒrɪəˌdɔː)
n
(Bullfighting) a bullfighter
[C17: from Spanish, from torear to take part in bullfighting, from toro a bull, from Latin taurus; compare steer2]

tor•e•a•dor

(ˈtɔr i əˌdɔr)

n.
a bullfighter; torero.
[1610–20; < Sp, =torea(r) to bait a bull (derivative of toro bull < Latin taurus) + -dor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toreador - someone who fights bullstoreador - someone who fights bulls    
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
banderillero - the bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
matador - the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull
novillero - a bullfighter who is required to fight bulls less than four years of age
picador - the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low
torero - a matador or one of the supporting team during a bull fight
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Tyler's assistant secretary, who had been left at home, assured me that there was no doubt but that the Toreador had sailed as promised, since he knew his employer well enough to be positive that nothing short of an act of God would prevent his doing what he had planned to do.
Tyler's body off the Toreador, we steamed out into the Pacific in search of Caprona.
Tyler's party had been able to navigate this channel because their craft had been a submarine; but the Toreador could as easily have flown over the cliffs as sailed under them.
There is an electric drill with plenty of waterproof cable to reach from the ship's dynamos to the cliff-top when the Toreador is anchored at a safe distance from shore, and there is sufficient half-inch iron rod to build a ladder from the base to the top of the cliff.
As they steamed down the inland sea past the island of Oo-oh, the stories of their adventures were retold, and Bradley learned that Bowen Tyler and his bride had left the Galu country but a fortnight before and that there was every reason to believe that the Toreador might still be lying in the Pacific not far off the subterranean mouth of the river which emitted Caprona's heated waters into the ocean.
It proved to be aboard the Toreador, and a half-hour later there was such a reunion on the deck of the trig little yacht as no one there had ever dreamed might be possible.
They had heard, faintly, the signal shots fired by the U-33 but had been unable to locate their direction and so had assumed that they had come from the guns of the Toreador.
It was a happy party that sailed north toward sunny, southern California, the old U-33 trailing in the wake of the Toreador and flying with the latter the glorious Stars and Stripes beneath which she had been born in the shipyard at Santa Monica.
There would be some sport," said John Harned, "if a toreador were killed once in a while.
The toreadors know it, you know it, I know it--we all know from the first that he will fight wind.
Toreador Resources Corporation today reports significantly improved first-quarter 2003 financial results, with income applicable to common shares of $704,000, or $0.
PARIS -- Toreador Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: TRGL) ("Toreador") today announced that Toreador stockholders approved the stockholder proposals regarding the previously announced combination with ZaZa Energy, LLC ("ZaZa"), a privately held oil and gas company based in Houston, Texas, at Toreador's special meeting of shareholders.