traitor


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trai·tor

 (trā′tər)
n.
One who betrays one's country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trāditor, from trāditus, past participle of trādere, to betray; see tradition.]

traitor

(ˈtreɪtə)
n
a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc
[C13: from Old French traitour, from Latin trāditor traditor]
ˈtraitorous adj
ˈtraitorously adv
ˈtraitorˌship n
ˈtraitress fem n

trai•tor

(ˈtreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.
2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin trāditōrem, acc. of trāditor=trādi-, variant s. of trādere (see tradition) + -tor -tor]
trai′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treasontraitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
collaborationist, quisling, collaborator - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
fifth columnist, saboteur - a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
traitress - female traitor
2.traitor - a person who says one thing and does anothertraitor - a person who says one thing and does another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Judas - someone who betrays under the guise of friendship

traitor

traitor

noun
One who betrays:
Informal: rat.
Translations
خائِن
zrádce-kyně
forræder
kavaltajamaanpetturipetollinenpettääpetturi
izdajnicaizdajnik
svikari; landráîamaîur
売国奴裏切り者非国民
nodevējs
verraadsterverradenverraderverraderlijkverraderlijke
izdajalecizdajalka
förrädarelandsförrädarequisling
vatan haini

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] Ntraidor(a) m/f
to be a traitor to one's countrytraicionar a la patria
to turn traitorvolverse traidor

traitor

[ˈtreɪtər] ntraître m

traitor

nVerräter(in) m(f); to be a traitor to one’s countrysein Vaterland verraten; to turn traitorzum Verräter werden

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] ntraditore/trice
to turn traitor → passare al nemico

traitor

(ˈtreitə) noun
a person who changes to the enemy's side or gives away information to the enemy. He was a traitor to his country.
References in classic literature ?
That the said Quinbus Flestrin, having brought the imperial fleet of Blefuscu into the royal port, and being afterwards commanded by his imperial majesty to seize all the other ships of the said empire of Blefuscu, and reduce that empire to a province, to be governed by a viceroy from hence, and to destroy and put to death, not only all the Big-endian exiles, but likewise all the people of that empire who would not immediately forsake the Big-endian heresy, he, the said Flestrin, like a false traitor against his most auspicious, serene, imperial majesty, did petition to be excused from the said service, upon pretence of unwillingness to force the consciences, or destroy the liberties and lives of an innocent people.
That, whereas certain ambassadors arrived from the Court of Blefuscu, to sue for peace in his majesty's court, he, the said Flestrin, did, like a false traitor, aid, abet, comfort, and divert, the said ambassadors, although he knew them to be servants to a prince who was lately an open enemy to his imperial majesty, and in an open war against his said majesty.
After a time the traitor went to the tower where the children were, and there he slew the two little girls.
So, speeding homeward from that traitor, he made ready his boat, and with his wife and three sons and two daughters and Havelok, they set sail upon the high sea, fleeing for their lives.
And of all that afterward befell Havelok and Goldboru, of how they went to Denmark and overcame the traitor there, and received the kingdom; and of how they returned again to England, and of how Godrich was punished, you must read for yourselves in the book of Havelok the Dane.
The members of the favored unions were branded as traitors, and in saloons and brothels, on the streets and at work, and, in fact, everywhere, they were assaulted by the comrades they had so treacherously deserted.
The children of the traitors were persecuted by the children of the workers who had been betrayed, until it was impossible for the former to play on the streets or to attend the public schools.
As a result, driven back upon themselves from every side, the traitors and their families became clannish.
he thought, without clearly defining who the villains and traitors were, but feeling it necessary to hate those traitors whoever they might be who were to blame for the false and ridiculous position in which he found himself.
But this order has been given to you that the traitors may be enabled to leave the town.
Very possibly, as the traitors are condemned to exile," replied Tilly.
He added: "The profession of a traitor is one of the most dangerous in the world.