guerilla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guerilla a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Guerilla See Guerrilla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • guerilla See guerrilla, guerrillist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guerilla gėr-ril′a a mode of harassing an army by small bands adopted by the Spaniards against the French in the Peninsular war: a member of such a band
    • adj Guerilla conducted by or conducting petty warfare
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Usage

In literature:

On one point, however, the guerilla chief would not be denied.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
The guerilla leaders had been beaten at their own game.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
He started a guerilla campaign against the obsession with the aid of the brandy bottle.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
Mina, guerilla leader, 104.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In April parties of guerillas and rebel cavalry began to operate actively in our neighborhood.
"Reminiscences of two years with the colored troops" by Joshua M. Addeman
Pillage is the great element in this species of guerilla warfare.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
For the most part, however, they form themselves into parties of eight or ten men, a sort of wild guerillas.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844" by Various
Here his activity and daring resulted in his being wounded in a guerilla skirmish.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
He had hunted the guerillas in Missouri, and had fought bravely at Wilson's Creek.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Guerillas spread like locusts.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Now another possibility confronted us, namely, being picked up and carried off as prisoners by my late host's comrades, Mosby's guerillas.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Fine times, indeed, when every thieving guerilla thinks he may find free quarters where he pleases!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
But, thanks to my foolhardiness in starting off alone, I soon found myself in the hands of guerillas.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
At the commencement of the war the gang broke up, and its members joined various guerilla corps.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Plainly it was the opinion of most of the men that the guerilla warfare had been carried far enough.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
After a short guerilla war, this first rebellion was suppressed, as were also several other abortive attempts.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
This spring a guerilla warfare was waged by both sides.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
The guerillas told me all about it as they took me with them.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Behind him were standing several Guerillas and one or two Franciscan friars.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Mrs. Bolster looked at him suspiciously, but the clamor of the guerillas distracted her attention, and she turned to supply them.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
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In news:

Maybe it's thematically appropriate for "Red Dawn" to be edited like guerilla warfare.
Erykah Badu spoke with Quick's Hunter Hauk first about her new video for " Window Seat ," as the story spread Monday of her guerilla film-making tactics and her nudity.
Erykah Badu spoke with Quick's Hunter Hauk first about her new video for "Window Seat," as the story spread Monday of her guerilla film-making tactics and her nudity.
RIDES regular Jarvis has gone guerilla on Donk styling.
Seattle Official Registers Calm And Deadpan Hilarity In Aftermath Of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Guerilla Marketing Kerfluffle.
Aaron Sherman plays guitar in Guerilla Transammo and works part-time as a stagehand at the House of Blues.
Love & Special Sauce with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Headliners.
The 1984 original (directed by John Milius) depicts the trials and triumphs of the Wolverines, an all-American teen guerilla squadron that defends Colorado against invading Soviet, Sandinista, and Cuban forces.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Sophistafunk.
New Mastersounds, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.
Waco, tx — A Waco store manager was kidnapped and robbed early Friday morning, in what Police are calling a " guerilla style" attack.
Presumably this kind of thing is par for the course when you're a guerilla yarn-bomber.
It's the mixture of celebration and surprise that makes jimihatt's Guerilla Cuisine dinner experiences so unique.
Yes, it's inventive, structurally sound and has proven successful, but in my eyes it's over for guerilla marketing.
It's guerilla warfare all the time, against a collection of little temporary enemies.
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