gladiator

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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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gladiator

An armed fighter for arena contests. Up to 5000 pairs could perform in one spectacle.
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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
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Translations
مُجالِد، مُصارِع
gladiátor
gladiator
gladiátor
skylmingaòræll
gladiatorius
gladiators
gladiátor

gladiator

[ˈglædɪeɪtəʳ] Ngladiador m
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gladiator

[ˈglædieɪtər] ngladiateur m
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gladiator

nGladiator m
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gladiator

[ˈglædɪˌeɪtəʳ] ngladiatore m
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gladiator

(ˈglӕdieitə) noun
in ancient Rome, a man trained to fight with other men or with animals for the amusement of spectators.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Se vedeste l'eximia alta beltate de l'acerbo lanista del mio core, non sol dareste venia al nostro errore, ma di me havreste, ut aequum est, pietate.
customary in such athletic contests.(62) Overshadowing the arena she sees an enormous figure clad in the resplendent festival garments and holding the symbols of a patron (editor) of the games, holding the staff of a gladiatorial trainer (lanista) and a branch with golden apples that is to be the reward for the victor.