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mat·a·dor

 (măt′ə-dôr′)
n.
1. A bullfighter who performs the final passes and kills the bull.
2. Games One of the highest trumps in certain card games.

[Spanish, from matar, to kill, possibly from Vulgar Latin *mattāre, to beat senseless, perhaps from Latin mattus, stupefied; see mat2.]

matador

or

matadore

n
1. (Bullfighting) the principal bullfighter who is appointed to kill the bull
2. (Card Games) (in some card games such as skat) one of the highest ranking cards
3. (Games, other than specified) a game played with dominoes in which the dots on adjacent halves must total seven
[C17: from Spanish, from matar to kill]

mat•a•dor

(ˈmæt əˌdɔr)

n.
the bullfighter in a bullfight who traditionally kills the bull.
[1665–75; < Sp, =mata(r) to kill + –dor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matador - the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bullmatador - the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull
bullfighter, toreador - someone who fights bulls
Translations
مُصارِع الثيران
matador
matador
matadori
matador
nautabani
matadors
matador
matador

matador

[ˈmætədɔːʳ] Nmatador m, diestro m

matador

nMatador m

matador

(ˈmӕtədoː) noun
the man who kills the bull in a bullfight.
References in classic literature ?
The great gate is flung open, and the procession marches in, splendidly costumed and glittering: the marshals of the day, then the picadores on horseback, then the matadores on foot, each surrounded by his quadrille of CHULOS.
perch 'd II upon a Matadore), or any two words that have no immediate syntactic fink (Each Band // the number // of the Sacred / Nine; ...
(wine-rose), Out of this World (cinnamon), Russian to a Party (deep sparkling burgundy), Mauve-a-rita, Por Favor (mauve), Grape Wall of China (amethyst), Int'l Date Line (dark brown), 20 Candles on My Cake (cherry-red) and Matadore Red (crimson).
Ya la antecesora de La Clonada se habia encargado de dividir a la Asociacion Nacional de Matadores, sacandose de la manga otra agrupacion y dejandolas sin capacidad negociadora.
los que fueron, hasta hace poco, dos matadores de hormigas, se han convertido ahora en regadores de plantas.
La primera vez del Toreo de la Condesa tuvo como figuras a Manuel Fuentes Gonzalez, Agustin Velasco, conocido como "Fuentes Mexicano", y la Cuadrilla Juvenil Mexicana encabezada por los matadores Samuel Solis y Pascual Broza.
AC resists, and the narrator observes: "Entao uma revolta zumbi baixou nele e ele se viu atacando seus matadores" (28).
Y Horacio, cuando al incio de su relacion con la Maga vaga con ella por las calles de Paris, piensa: "Ya para entonces, me habia dado cuenta de que buscar era mi signo, emblema de los que salen de noche sin proposito fijo, razon de los matadores de brujulas" (20).
Bartle (1996) distingue os jogadores em matadores, conquistadores, exploradores e socializadores, conforme a predominancia de seus interesses intrinsecos em relacao ao ambiente do jogo e aos outros jogadores.
No passado, a atuacao de matadores e grupos de exterminio fez emergir personagens que, pela atualizacao da heranca coronelista que ainda encontrava ressonancias depois do Estado Novo, tiveram grande proeminencia local, chegando a figurar no cenario politico nacional.
Outros jornalistas relatam ter sofrido ameacas de morte por fazer materias contra policiais matadores.