warrior

Definitions

  • the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
    the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warrior someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Warrior. Absaroka, etc Warrior. Absaroka, etc
Defeated Warrior Defeated Warrior
INDIAN WARRIOR INDIAN WARRIOR
THE HAPPY WARRIOR THE HAPPY WARRIOR
Woman warrior Woman warrior
HE LED HIS WARRIORS BOLDLY HE LED HIS WARRIORS BOLDLY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe
    • n Warrior A man engaged or experienced in war, or in the military life; a soldier; a champion. "Warriors old with ordered spear and shield."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.
    • n warrior A soldier; a man engaged in warfare; specifically, one devoted to a military life; in an especially honorable sense, a brave or veteran soldier.
    • n warrior A humming-bird of the genus Oxypogon. Also called helmet-crest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Romans made condoms from the muscle tissue of warriors they defeated in battle.
    • Warrior a soldier, a veteran:—fem. War′rioress (rare)
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Quotations

  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. werreour, OF. werreour, guerreor, from guerre, werre, war. See War, and Warray
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werre, influenced by O. Fr. werre (Fr. guerre), which is from Old High Ger. werra, quarrel.

Usage

In literature:

In a direct line between me and the warrior stood Shelby Cousin, his rifle bearing on the warrior.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Tell us the names of all the chiefs, and the warriors, and the conjurors, and all about them.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
It is a custom with that nation for the squaws to demand presents of the warriors if they have been successful.
"Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788" by William Biggs
Another of this daring warrior's exploits is worthy of a place beside the most remarkable achievements of individual valor.
"Heroes and Hunters of the West" by Anonymous
Presently a warrior rode out from the main body a few paces and tossed the feather.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
Four young warriors commenced singing as they came toward him.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
Long before the day dawned, however, warrior after warrior entered the solitary hut of Magua, until they had collected to the number of twenty.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
We'd have a hundred Sioux warriors on our heels in no time.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Less than a hundred yards away stood an Indian warrior, calmly watching them.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Because Alain was a warrior and they were warriors, they rode horses to honor him today.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The chiefs were for the most part tall, well-built men, warriors and hunters from their youth up.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
I will no longer strive to become a famous warrior of your nation.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Seeing the sword, Gray Cloud thought this man must be one of the long knives, the dreaded pale eyes warriors.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Go, therefore, son of my brother, take with thee ships and warriors, and seek thee a people to conquer.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
As thou art, warrior, but a man.
"The Indian Princess" by James Nelson Barker
He is the protector of priests and warriors.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
His face was painted red, after the manner of the warriors of his tribe.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
All the warriors were women!
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
All the warrior blood of the martial Zulu was roused, maddened, by the shock.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
But the younger warrior merely turned his head and smiled contemptuously.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

Bowed low to him as a master
In all the warrior's art,
And then, as a friend in greeting,
Pressed the hero to his heart
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
A WOUNDED warrior knelt apart,
On the battle-field knelt he;
There was anguish in his iron heart,
And tears bedimm'd his ee.
"The Soldier's Brother--A Ballad" by Peter John Allan
No selfish fears that warrior felt,
No blooming bride had he;
Beside a brother's corpse he knelt,
And tears bedimm'd his ee.
"The Soldier's Brother--A Ballad" by Peter John Allan
And still, what time the doubtful strife went on,
We might not find expression for our sorrow;
We could but lay our dear dumb warrior down
And gird us for the morrow.
"Obsequies Of Stuart" by John Reuben Thompson
A warrior on the battle-field of life,
When truth and error met in mortal strife,
'Twas his to wield with power the Spirit sword,
And conquer in the battles of the Lord.
"Elegiac Verses" by Janet Hamilton
"There shines no sun 'midst the hidden dead,
But where the day looks not the brave may tread;
There is heard no song, and no mead is pour'd,
But the warrior may come to the silent board
In the shadow of the night.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Road Warrior Luggage Collapsible Duffel .
No matter what your position on the wars, we honor the warriors this National Veterans Awareness Week.
'Fetih 1453,' 'Here,' '96 Minutes,' 'People V. The State of Illusion,' 'Restless City,' 'Sound of My Voice,' 'Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.'.
A fire is burning on the Ketchum Ranger District in the top of Red Warrior.
Buccaneers, Warriors and Yellow Jackets to host conference foes.
Even at the still-vigorous age of 36, he could not be mistaken for a warrior.
With the exhibition schedule now complete, the Warriors turn their attention to the regular season.
This Devil Has Smile of a Family Man and Scars of a Warrior.
Obama gun warriors shoot themselves in the foot.
New study shows hotel loyalty among the road warrior set at an all time low.
Wounded Warrior Tags 9-Point, 175 Pound Buck in Oklahoma.
USA TODAY Hotel Check-In: A road warrior's guide to the lodging landscape.
Ill and injured soldiers try out for national Warrior Games competition next month.
At Fort Meade , tryouts for Warrior Games show 'ability over disability'.
Warriors cannot find end zone on final 12-play drive.
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In science:

During World War 2 he worked for the Psychological Warfare Division in the Office of War Information.17 To education reform he brought the skills of a psychological warrior.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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