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glad·i·a·tor

 (glăd′ē-ā′tər)
n.
1. A person, usually a professional combatant, a captive, or a slave, trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat with another person or a wild animal in the ancient Roman arena.
2. A person engaged in a controversy or debate, especially in public; a disputant.
3. Sports A professional boxer.

[Middle English, from Latin gladiātor, from gladius, sword, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish claideb.]

glad′i·a·to′ri·al (-ə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

gladiator

(ˈɡlædɪˌeɪtə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome and Etruria) a man trained to fight in arenas to provide entertainment
2. a person who supports and fights publicly for a cause
[C16: from Latin: swordsman, from gladius sword]

glad•i•a•tor

(ˈglæd iˌeɪ tər)

n.
1. (in ancient Rome) a man compelled to fight to the death in a public arena for the entertainment of spectators.
2. someone who engages in a fight or controversy.
3. a prizefighter.
[1535–45; < Latin gladiātor, derivative of gladi(us) sword]
glad`i•a•to′ri•al (-əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.

gladiator

, gladiate - The main Latin word for sword was gladius, from which came gladiator; gladiate is an adjective meaning sword-shaped.
See also related terms for sword.

gladiator

An armed fighter for arena contests. Up to 5000 pairs could perform in one spectacle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combatgladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
2.gladiator - a professional boxergladiator - a professional boxer      
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
featherweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
cruiserweight, light heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
lightweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
middleweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 155 and 160 pounds
welterweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
Translations
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[ˈglædɪeɪtəʳ] Ngladiador m

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[ˈglædieɪtər] ngladiateur m

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[ˈglædɪˌeɪtəʳ] ngladiatore m

gladiator

(ˈglӕdieitə) noun
in ancient Rome, a man trained to fight with other men or with animals for the amusement of spectators.