Spartan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj spartan practicing great self-denial "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James","a desert nomad's austere life","a spartan diet","a spartan existence"
    • adj spartan unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells","a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien","a strict disciplinarian","a Spartan upbringing"
    • adj spartan resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity "spartan courage"
    • adj Spartan of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
    • n Spartan a resident of Sparta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Spartan Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Spartan Of or pertaining to Sparta or Lacedæmon, the capital of Laconia, or the ancient kingdom of Sparta or Lacedæmon (Laconia), in the Peloponnesus; Lacedæmonian; specifically, belonging to the branch of the ancient Dorian race dominant in Laconia.
    • Spartan Noting characteristics distinctive of, or considered as distinctive of, the ancient Spartans.
    • n Spartan A native or an inhabitant of Sparta or Laconia; a Lacedæmonian; specifically (as opposed to Lacedæmonian in a narrower sense), a member of that branch of the ancient Dorian race which conquered Laconia and established the kingdom of Sparta, celebrated for its military success and prestige, due to the rigid discipline enforced upon all Spartans from early childhood; a Spartiate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Spartan spär′tan of or pertaining to Sparta in Greece: hardy, rigorously severe: fearless.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Spartanus,

Usage

In literature:

As a matter of fact, they sent him an embassy, and begged his help against the Spartans.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 9 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
After several minor successes Hyperion lays siege to the Spartan fortress of Misitra.
"Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry" by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
He bore it all with Spartan firmness.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
She was of Spartan mold.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
He got up from his Spartan bed feeling alert and animated.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The Spartans had great confidence in the Pythia, and never initiated an expedition without consulting her.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
She was of Spartan mold.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
The recreations of the Spartans consisted of feasting, hunting, and making war .
"We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Friedrich Nietzsche
This pass was guarded by Le-on'i-das, the King of the Spartans, with three hundred Spartan soldiers.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
Fate, and the baseness of a Spartan bride Wrought this; behold the tokens of her spite.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
At first Margaret stood, taking the deadly blow like a Spartan woman, her grave eyes fixed upon Priscilla.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
The Spartans understood this when they forbade certain kinds of music as demoralizing.
"Chopin and Other Musical Essays" by Henry T. Finck
So that, in some measure, he prepared the way for Lycurgus towards the instruction of the Spartans.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
The Abbe wished to convince him out of Livy, and by some arguments drawn from Plutarch in favour of the Spartans.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
But I had the courage to hold my tongue, to gnaw at my entrails like the Spartan boy.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
But my little Spartan man-child has never known a single day's sickness.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
But Georgy was no Spartan: she wanted everything that could minister to her comfort.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
Another story shows the Spartan justice of this hero in a less savage light.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Spartans who rise regularly at the chaste hour of seven will now regard Harrietta with disapproval.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
IV Of the Army of the Spartans.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
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In poetry:

Knew not old Achea's fires
Burnt no more in souls or veins--
Godlike hosts of high desires
Died to clank of Spartan chains.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"Shame, my Hermos! honey-dew
Breeds not on the Spartan spear;
Steel thy mother-eyes of blue,
Blush to death that weakling tear.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Loud he laugh'd--the father sprang
From the Spartan's iron mail!
Late--the bubbling death-cry rang
On the hot pulse of the gale!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
As the shining discus flies,
From the thrower's strong hand whirl'd;
Hermos cleft the air--his cries
Lance-like to the Spartan hurl'd.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Cold the thin lipp'd Spartan smiled:
Couch'd beneath the weighted vine,
Large-ey'd, gaz'd the Spartan child,
On the Helot and the wine.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Rose-white in the dusky leaves,
Shone the frank-ey'd Spartan child;
Low the pale doves on the eaves,
Made their soft moan, sweet and wild.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

With college basketball season about to start, we bring to you an interview with KJ, the author of Spartans Weblog .
Adds optional Spartanics laser die-cutting capabilities.
Ron Kreps Drywall's fifth-grade Spartans traveling basketball team took top honors at the 2011 Poland Basketball Tournament, Feb 6.
Soldiers are third, fourth members of "Spartan" Brigade to die since deployment began in November.
Chippewas routed 41-7 by 11th -ranked Spartans.
In front of a record crowd in the school's first home game against the Spartans, Central Michigan struggled to finish drives in a 41-7 loss to No 11 Michigan State.
What B1G basketball program has produced more big wins or brought more prestige to the B1G than the Spartans.
Grizzlies seek upset of 15th -ranked Spartans.
0Saturday's schedule featured the Running Raider Classic, summer hoops in Hannibal, and a celebration for the Quincy Spartans.
Spartans' Aerial Powers out for season with torn Achilles .
'Without a doubt,' Spartans as good as advertised .
They were middle school kids the last time De La Salle and Centennial-Corona played for a state football title, but the current Spartans are well-aware of the history between the programs.
The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 5-0.
Magic Johnson not expected to attend Jenison alumni game as Spartans release rosters.
Suttons Bay Star Anderson , A Future Spartan.
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In science:

Gibbs random fields , i.e., Spartan Spatial Random Fields (SSRFs).
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
FIG. 1: (a) Spherical covariance (continuous line) and Spartan covariance estimator (broken lines).
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
Box plots of Spartan covariance estimator versus the spherical model.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
Box plots of Spartan covariance estimator versus the exponential model.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
FIG. 3: (a) Gaussian covariance (continuous line) and Spartan covariance estimator (broken lines).
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
Box plots of Spartan covariance estimator versus the Gaussian model.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
The MARE is slightly higher for the Spartan model.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
Spartan Gibbs random field models for geostatistical applications.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
Programmable logic system requirements for a Xilinx Virtex or Spartan FPGA functioning as a TDC using a high speed digital reference clock and a GCC.
The PRO1 ASIC for Fast Wilkinson Encoding
Hristopulos, Spartan Gibbs random field models for geostatistical applications, SIAM J.
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
Data, including signal and background, are acquired by a system of FPGA Spartan boards and a TS7800 single board computer.
BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
Murnaghan, The Unitary and Rotation Groups (Spartan Books, Washington, D.C., 1962).
How Random Is Quantum Randomness? An Experimental Approach
MANET context. Indeed, the complexity is higher (and the maximum frequency is lower), the data rate is lower, and the dimensions are bigger, but we can target more application with the same circuit. We can also note that using Virtex 5 instead of Spartan III allow reaching higher data rate.
Study of Reconfigurable Mostly Digital Radio for Manet
The design is kept such that the instrument can come off the balloon gondola and be put in a Spartan with minimal changes.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
We are currently investigating the possibility of utilizing the Spartan-400 carrier, which will provide free-flyer capability to Shuttle orbits for 700 kg instruments for a nominal mission of 6 to 9 months.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
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