• WordNet 3.6
    • n toreador someone who fights bulls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toreador A bullfighter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toreador A Spanish bull-fighter, especially one who fights on horseback.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toreador tor-e-a-dōr′ a bull-fighter, esp. on horseback.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. torear, to fight bulls, fr.L. taurus, a bull
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

A toreador's always fighting.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
Her role was to be that of the toreador in the European bull-fight.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
Then, as the toreador dodges the mad onslaught of the maddened bull, he leaped aside and the sword struck the ground.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Winn set himself against him with the dogged fury of a bull against a toreador.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Hermy, turn on the Toreador business!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
I'm Escamillo the Toreador.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
The toreador has his way with the Spanish dons and senoritas alike.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
It was the costume of the toreador.
"A Bottle of Old Wine" by Richard O. Lewis
At the last, a toreador was killed, which gave a promise of something exciting.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
He had seen pictures of Spanish toreadors with their flaming scarlet scarfs.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook

In poetry:

And the dream, unrestrained,
Floats about the loins of a soldier,
Where it quivers a moment,
Warming to a crimson
Like the scarf of a toreador…
"Spring" by Lola Ridge

In news:

The Toreadores toppled the Trojans in their home gym in three sets by the scores of 25-23, 25-18, 25-18 to take sole possession of first place in the Monterey Bay League Pacific Division.
Unveiling of Manet 's masterpiece "The Dead Toreador" When: 7 to 10 pm Sept 25 Where: Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St, Worcester How much: $30 for members.
The pending merger of Toreador Resources Corp. And ZaZa Energy LLC will result in a combined company operating in the South Texas Eagle Ford play and the Paris basin in France.
Hess Oil France SAS, Toreador 's partner, will supervise site and drilling operations.
Why do we adore El Toreador , the raucous, family-friendly Mexican joint half a block from the West Portal Muni station.
Rudy Candia dances the lead in Ballet San Jose's 'The Toreador .'.
Vivi and Flemming Flindt help Ballet San Jose remake 19th-century Danish dance classic 'The Toreador '.
Toreador students send 'message of hope.
Highlanders rally for five-game victory over rival Toreadors.
Senior scores 15 of his 33 points in the third to spark Toreadors' rally past Griffins.
Toreadors too much for Cubs.
Toreadors drop first road game to Algona.
Toreador's deals require the Romanian 's government approval, which is expected to be received in the first quarter of 2009.
Toreador divests Romanian E&P assets.
I predict Morgan volleyball team will beat the Taft High Toreadors on Sept 24,2010 at 4:30 pm in California.