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war·ri·or

 (wôr′ē-ər, wŏr′-)
n.
1. One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
2. One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict: neighborhood warriors fighting against developers.

[Middle English werreour, from Old North French werreieur, from werreier, to make war, from werre, war; see war.]

warrior

(ˈwɒrɪə)
n
(Military)
a. a person engaged in, experienced in, or devoted to war
b. (as modifier): a warrior nation.
[C13: from Old Northern French werreieor, from werre war]

war•ri•or

(ˈwɔr i ər, ˈwɔr yər, ˈwɒr i ər, ˈwɒr yər)

n.
1. a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
2. a person who has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics.
[1250–1300; Middle English werreieor < Old North French, =werrei(er) to war1 + -eor -or2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
brave - a North American Indian warrior
centurion - (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
Crusader - a warrior who engages in a holy war; "the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"
guerilla, guerrilla, irregular, insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
samurai - a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy

warrior

noun soldier, combatant, fighter, gladiator, champion, brave, trooper, military man, fighting man, man-at-arms the 13th century warrior, Genghis Khan

warrior

noun
One who engages in a combat or struggle:
Translations
مُحارِب، جُنْدي
krigerkriger-
taistelija
her-/stríîsmaîur
bojevnik

warrior

[ˈwɒrɪəʳ] Nguerrero/a m/f

warrior

[ˈwɒriər] nguerrier/ière m/f

warrior

nKrieger(in) m(f)

warrior

[ˈwɒrɪəʳ] nguerriero/a

war

(woː) noun
(an) armed struggle, especially between nations. Their leader has declared war on Britain; The larger army will win the war; the horrors of war; (also adjective) He is guilty of war crimes.
verbpast tense, past participle warred
to fight. The two countries have been warring constantly for generations.
ˈwarlike adjective
(negative unwarlike) fond of, or likely to begin, war. a warlike nation.
ˈwarrior (ˈwo-) noun
a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies. The chief of the tribe called his warriors together; (also adjective) a warrior prince.
war correspondent
a newspaper reporter who writes articles on a war especially from the scene of fighting.
ˈwar-cryplural ˈwar-cries noun
a shout used in battle as an encouragement to the soldiers. `For king and country' was the war-cry of the troops as they faced the enemy.
ˈwar-dance noun
a dance performed by the people of some primitive societies before going to war.
ˈwarfare noun
fighting, as in a war. He refused to fight, because he has religious objections to warfare.
ˈwarhead noun
the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc. nuclear warheads.
ˈwarhorse noun
a horse used in battle.
ˈwarlord noun
a very powerful military leader.
ˈwarmonger noun
a person who encourages war(s), often for personal reasons.
ˈwarpaint noun
paint applied to the face etc by the people of some primitive societies before going into battle.
ˈwarship noun
a ship used in war or defence.
ˈwartime noun
the time during which a country, a people etc is at war. There is a great deal of hardship and misery in wartime; (also adjective) a wartime economy.
war of nerves
a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting. That game of chess was a war of nerves.
References in classic literature ?
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
Nevertheless, looking at the old warrior with affection -- for, slight as was the communication between us, my feeling towards him, like that of all bipeds and quadrupeds who knew him, might not improperly be termed so, -- I could discern the main points of his portrait.
Before the barn door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings and crowing in the pride and gladness of his heart, --sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had discovered.
A curious sight; these bashful bears, these timid warrior whalemen
He called one to him in the grey morning watch, when the day was just breaking, and taking his hand, said that while in Nantucket he had chanced to see certain little canoes of dark wood, like the rich war-wood of his native isle; and upon inquiry, he had learned that all whalemen who died in Nantucket, were laid in those same dark canoes, and that the fancy of being so laid had much pleased him; for it was not unlike the custom of his own race, who, after embalming a dead warrior, stretched him out in his canoe, and so left him to be floated away to the starry archipelagoes; for not only do they believe that the stars are isles, but that far beyond all visible horizons, their own mild, uncontinented seas, interflow with the blue heavens; and so form the white breakers of the milky way.
He was a doughty warrior and found a deep joy in battle.
Was the death of a warrior in question, he stabbed with his stick, showing how the blow fell and where; did the story grow sorrowful, he groaned, or even wept.
The whole appearance of this warrior and his retinue was wild and outlandish; the dress of his squires was gorgeous, and his Eastern attendants wore silver collars round their throats, and bracelets of the same metal upon their swarthy arms and legs, of which the former were naked from the elbow, and the latter from mid-leg to ankle.
This encounter, together with my set-to with the Martian warrior on the previous day and my feats of jumping placed me upon a high pinnacle in their regard.
He sprang on the horse of a Blackfoot warrior whom he had slain, and escaping at full speed, brought home the baleful tidings to his village.
The wealth of an Indian of the far west consists principally in his horses, of which each chief and warrior possesses a great number, so that the plains about an Indian village or encampment are covered with them.
There were now but one warrior and two females left, and it seemed that it could be but a matter of seconds ere these, also, lay dead upon the scarlet sward.

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