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Variant of guerrilla.


or gue•ril•la

(gəˈrɪl ə)

n., pl. -las.
a member of a band of irregular soldiers engaged in guerrilla warfare.
[1800–10; < Sp, diminutive of guerra war (< Germanic; compare war1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guerilla - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassmentguerilla - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
guerilla force, guerrilla force - an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
Maquis, Maquisard - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
urban guerrilla - a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
حَرْب عِصاباتمُحارِب في حَرْب عِصابات


nGuerillero m, → Guerillera f, → Guerillakämpfer(in) m(f); Palestinian guerillaspalästinensische Freischärler or Guerillas pl


(gəˈrilə) noun
a member of a small group of fighters who make sudden attacks on an enemy.
guerrilla warfare.
References in classic literature ?
I hoped that while carrying my letter the man would not let himself be caught by some Alphonsist guerilla who would, of course, shoot him.
The war became perforce a universal guerilla war, a war inextricably involving civilians and homes and all the apparatus of social life.
I thought it my duty to hint at the discomfort my aunt would sustain, from living in a continual state of guerilla warfare with Mrs.
To avoid being involved in these guerillas, as well as to escape from the extremely social intercourse of the Crows, which began to be oppressive, Montero moved to the distance of several miles from their camps, and there formed a winter cantonment of huts.
The first three chapters lay the framework of the argument, outlining the contention that the strategy, tactics, and logistics of guerilla warfare were products of the gendered roles, relationships, and identities of the antebellum household.
Interested parties can take part in three classifications: Guerilla Sprint (5K with 12 obstacles at P950), Guerilla Warrior (10K with 18 obstacles at P1,150) and Guerilla Kids (1K with 6 obstacles at P750).
Managing director James Allen said "It's an exciting time at Guerilla Communications as we look to grow our digital and PR divisions.
If the name of the guerilla group sounds oddly familiar, well, it is only one word removed from the name of China's military force - the People's Liberation Army.
In the twenty-first century guerillas continues to pin down and damage well-trained regular armies, and have remained as ruthless, effective and flawed as Hemingway's Spanish fighters.
Taking the theme "Don't follow, LEAD", Guerilla had produced a range of communication materials to help motivate Nike's sales delegates when they met up recently.
The term "Guerilla" means small war, the diminutive of the Spanish word guerra (war).
The purpose of this assessment is to provide an understanding of how a protracted guerilla war may be employed to embroil the U.S.