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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 ?
It seems that each green warrior has certain objective points for his fire under relatively identical circumstances of warfare.
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.
The harness was still upon the body of the huge Martian mount, and Carthoris could not doubt but that this was the very animal upon which the green warrior had borne away Thuvia of Ptarth.
Perhaps the wary warrior also knew that, owing to the difference in their weapons, he should be placed more on an equality, by being brought nearer to the strangers.
Busuli, the warrior whom he had stalked to the village, told him many of the tribal legends--how, many years before, his people had come many long marches from the north; how once they had been a great and powerful tribe; and how the slave raiders had wrought such havoc among them with their death-dealing guns that they had been reduced to a mere remnant of their former numbers and power.
A warrior, a man crafty in lakes, pointed out the boundaries of the land.
The powerful black warrior struggled to free himself; but he was as a child in the grip of his adversary.
At that moment there appeared in the doorway of the chamber a red warrior with naked sword.
A giant in stature, a savage, fearless warrior, the huge black possessed also soul and judgment in proportion to his bulk and his ferocity.
There was no beating of tom-toms now, nor blare of native horn, for Kaviri was a crafty warrior, and it was in his mind to take no chances, if they could be avoided.
At length the same warrior who had before addressed him replied, by dryly demanding, in the language of the Canadas:
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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