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Meaning of GLADIATOR

Pronunciation:  'gladee`eytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
  2. [n]  a professional boxer

GLADIATOR is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: prizefighter
 See Also: Ali, battler, belligerent, boxer, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Charles Liston, combatant, Corbett, Dempsey, fighter, Gene Tunney, Gentleman Jim, Jack Dempsey, James John Corbett, James Joseph Tunney, Jim Corbett, Joe Louis, Joseph Louis Barrow, Liston, Louis, Marciano, Michael Gerald Tyson, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, pugilist, Ray Robinson, Robinson, Rocco Marciano, Rocky Marciano, scrapper, Sonny Liston, Sugar Ray Robinson, The Manassa Mauler, Tunney, Tyson, Walker Smith, William Harrison Dempsey



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glad"i*a`tor\, n. [L., fr. gladius sword. See
1. Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with
   weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral
   ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement.

2. One who engages in any fierce combat or controversy.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: battler, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, blade, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, disputant, duelist, enforcer, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, foilsman, gamecock, goon, gorilla, hatchet man, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, jouster, knight, militant, plug-ugly, quarreler, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, squabbler, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, thug, tilter, tough, tussler, wrangler