gladiator

Literally, a person who fought with a gladius. A person trained to fight in amphitheatres other gladiators, criminals, prisoners-of-war, or animals (probably more correctly called either bestiarii or venatores). Although the first gladiators were slaves or prisoners-of-war, citizens, freedmen, professional fighters amd women also became gladiators …...

Gladiator

A slave trained to fight other gladiators or animals in amphitheatres.

Gladiator

• (n.) 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. • (n.) One who engages in any fierce combat or controversy.
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Gladiator

(from the article `Scott, Ridley`) ...and feminist theme were the focus of critical attention, and he received an Academy Award nomination for his work. After a string of critical and ... ...Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider (1999). Two years later he took the academy`s best actor award for his role as Maximus, a Roman general turned ... ...
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Gladiator

[Dami Im song] `Gladiator` received positive reviews from critics, who complimented the catchy production and Im`s vocal delivery. They also predicted the song to be a commercial success and compared it to the work of Katy Perry. Upon its release, `Gladiator` debuted at number 11 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. The accompanying music ...
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Gladiator

[Imperial Guard] Fishing near Mukka, - see Mangalore, India. I edited from :Image:Mangalore_fishing.JPG. ...
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Gladiator

[Melvin Potter] Gladiator (Melvin Potter) is a fictional character, a reformed supervillain in the {Marvel Universe}. Potter was one of the first enemies of the superhero Daredevil. In civilian life, he is a costume-designer at the Spotlight Costume Shop in New York City. He eventually reformed and became one of the staunchest supporters of...
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Gladiator

[video game] Gladiator, known in Japan as lit. `Golden Castle`, was a {vgy|1986} arcade game developed by Allumer and published by Taito. It was followed by a sequel titled Blandia. ==Gameplay== The player controls a gladiator/knight named Great Guaranos as he walks through a castle. Moving the joystick left and right moves Great Guaranos l...
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Gladiator

Glad'i·a`tor noun [ Latin , from gladius sword. See Glaive .] 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 contro...
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Gladiator

A slave trained to fight other gladiators or animals in amphitheatres.
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gladiator

gladiator 1. A person, usually a professional combatant, a captive, or a slave, trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat with another person, or a wild animal, in the ancient Roman arena; now more like a person engaged in a controversy or debate, especially in public; a disputant. 2. In ancient Rome, a professional fighter who ...
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Gladiator

Gladiator was the Greek designation for the French Chauchat machine-gun used by the Greek army.
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Gladiator

Gladiators were combatants who fought at the public games in Rome for the entertainment of the spectators. The first instance known of gladiators being exhibited was in 264 BC, by Marcus and Decimus Pirutus at the funeral of their father. At first gladiators were prisoners, slaves, or condemned criminals; but afterwards freemen fought in the arena,...
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gladiator

In ancient Rome, a trained fighter, recruited mainly from slaves, criminals, and prisoners of war, who fought to the death in arenas for the entertainment of spectators. The custom was introduced...
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gladiator

In ancient Rome, a trained fighter, recruited mainly from slaves, criminals, and prisoners of war, who fought to the death in arenas for the entertainment of spectators. The custom was introduced into Rome from Etruria in 264 BC and continued until the 5th century AD
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Gladiator

NATO designation for soviet surface-to-air missile system S-300 [SU]
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gladiator

professional combatant in ancient Rome. The gladiators originally performed at Etruscan funerals, no doubt with intent to give the dead man armed ... [3 related articles]
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Gladiator

Swordfighter.
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Gladiator

the term comes from the Latin word meaning 'sword', gladius; gladiators were condemned criminals, prisoners of war, or slaves bought for the purpose of gladiatorial combat by a lanista, or owner/trainer of gladiators; gladiators could also be free men who voluteered fight.
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Gladiator

The USS Gladiator was an American Auk Class minesweeper of 890 tons displacement launched in 1943. The USS Gladiator was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 18 knots and carried a complement of 105. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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gladiator

[n] - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
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