• WordNet 3.6
    • n samurai feudal Japanese military aristocracy
    • n samurai a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl. & sing Samurai In the former feudal system of Japan, the class or a member of the class, of military retainers of the daimios, constituting the gentry or lesser nobility. They possessed power of life and death over the commoners, and wore two swords as their distinguishing mark. Their special rights and privileges were abolished with the fall of feudalism in 1871. They were referred to as “a cross between a knight and a gentleman”.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • samurai The military class of Japan during the continuance of the feudal system there, including both daimios, or territorial nobles, and their vassals or military retainers, but more particularly the latter, or one of them; a military retainer of a daimio; a two-sworded man, or two-sworded men collectively. The samurai were both the soldiers and the scholars of Japan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n. sing., pl Samurai sam′ōō-rī a member of the military class in the old feudal system of Japan, including both daimios, or territorial nobles, and their military retainers: a military retainer, a two-sworded man.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Society was a military aristocracy, the Samurai the privileged class.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
Who's to say the Samurai are caught up in splilting hairs?
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
The stage is a beautiful spectacle when there are forty old Samurai on it, as the garments are genuine, not tinsel.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
And why did Nitta, who is himself a samurai, permit her to do so?
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Up to that time Shibuzawa had been nothing more than an ordinary member of the Samurai.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
The true samurai is always brave, never fearing death or suffering in any form.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
Lee let the heavy shears come down and leaned upon the handles, panting as after a hand-to-hand death struggle with a Samurai.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
And maybe even his samurai sword.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
But a samurai goes only in the one direction when he is before an enemy.
"The Way of the Gods" by John Luther Long
He had torn the last piece of the cover away, and lying in straw was revealed the complete armor of a Samurai.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie

In news:

Executiveprivilege a First Samurai Exception .
First Samurai scored a 2 3/4-length victory over early season star.
Police responded to a fast food restaurant after a caller said someone had left the bathroom with an unsheathed Samurai sword.
Prev Suzuki Samurai Yamaha Rhino Driver Side View.
Suzuki Samurai Yamaha Rhino Driver Side View.
A video surfaced showing a samurai breaking up a fight on a Phoenix light rail car.
The way of the samurai .
The dark-green Samurai Braid comes in 15- to 150-pound-test in 150-, 300- and 1,500-yard spools.
A man wielding a full-length samurai sword broke up a fight on a Phoenix light rail train last week, when he drew the weapon and advanced toward the attackers.
It's called the Audi A1 Samurai Blue and its wild paint job - blue and white with red accents -- mimics the uniform of Japan's national soccer team.
Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar — Restaurant — Albuquerque.
Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar.
The Samurai is located near the southwest corner of the Eubank and Montgomery Boulevard in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Scabbard Samurai Saya-zamurai Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2011 Japan 103 minutes.
Old traditions, including the ways of the ancient Samurai warriors who served the country, were giving way to a new modern world.

In science:

Figure 4: Scatter plot of R vs. vc to test the Samurai relation.
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
The model satisfies Rlum ∝ vrms ∝ vc , which is in reasonable agreement with the Samurai relation for elliptical galaxies (Rlum ∝ v ξ rms with ξ ≈ 1.2 to 1.3).
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
We have excluded from χ2 the Tully-Fisher and Samurai parameters µ and ξ , which are well satisfied, because they are common to all simulations.
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
There are firm detections by CGRO of 7 pulsars (dubbed Seven Samurai) and another 2 cases classified as ‘likely’ detections.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
The most efficient conversion of spin-down luminosity into high-energy radiation is taking place for B1055-52 – the oldest pulsar among Seven Samurai – with Lγ ≃ 0.1 Lsd .
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP