gladiator

[ glad-ee-ey-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF gladiator

Synonyms for gladiator

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I studied the people's faces as a gladiator might have done in the arena.

"There goes the Gladiator," said Reanda to his companion, suddenly.

You will see how he will crush in the ribs of your gladiator, like an egg shell.'

I am Macer, the son of that Macer who was neighbor of the gladiator Pollex,—'

He is brother of Sosia the gladiator, and breeds dogs for the theatres.

He was of small stature, but very broad-shouldered; in fact, built like a gladiator.

“There are green fields in Thrace,” sighs the gladiator as he dies.

He had bet on Lydon the gladiator; I must make up my tablets elsewhere.

The gladiator felt that his doom was sealed: he uttered no prayer—no groan.

With the battle-cry of his tribe, he flung his huge body on the gladiator.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "Roman swordsman," from Latin gladiator, literally "swordsman," from gladius "sword," probably from Gaulish (cf. Welsh cleddyf, Cornish clethe, Breton kleze "sword;" see claymore). Old Irish claideb is from Welsh.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GLADIATOR

fighter

nounperson engaged in hostile encounter

swordsman

nounperson using sword
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