Etymology

1. samurai

noun. ['ˈsæmʊˌraɪ, ˈsæmɝˌaɪ'] a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy.

Etymology

  • 侍 (Japanese)

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Example sentences of the word samurai


1. Foreign word
Underneath all of the armor, samurai warriors wore very basic costumes.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Zen spread throughout Japan with the rise of the samurai warrior class.

Quotes containing the word samurai


1. What do I geek out about? What am I? Hmmm. I love movies. I watch movies. I like big, sweeping epics, like Ed Zwick stuff: 'The Last Samurai,' 'Legends of the Fall,' 'Blood Diamond,' 'Glory.'
- Chris Evans

2. We are the same, you and I. Whether samurai or night-hawk, the Suruga Dainagon or member of the Toudouza, it makes no difference. My sword is the proof...."These words, wrung from the very depths of his soul, surprised even Seigen himself. He had not risen in the world merely in order to satisfy his ambition, but in order to repudiate hierarchical society and the fixed class system.
- Takayuki Yamaguchi, シグルイ 15

2. samurai

noun. ['ˈsæmʊˌraɪ, ˈsæmɝˌaɪ'] feudal Japanese military aristocracy.

Synonyms

  • aristocracy

Antonyms

  • ignoble
  • dishonorableness

Etymology

  • 侍 (Japanese)
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