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This page has two definitions of warrior in English. Warrior is a noun. Also define these 9 related words and terms: battle, conflict, warfare, soldier, combatant, aggressively, courageously, energetically, and athletics.

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From Middle English werreour, from Anglo-Norman guerreier, Old French guerroiier (fighter, combattant), from Medieval Latin werra, from Frankish *werru (confusion; quarrel), from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (to mix up, confuse, beat, thresh). Displaced native Old English cempa.



warrior (plural warriors)

  1. A person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare; a soldier or combatant.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. []. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
    • Combatant definition
      A person engaged in combat, often armed.
  2. (figuratively) A person who is aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity, such as athletics.

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