Definition of warrior in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôrēər/


1(Especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
Example sentences
  • The kings would go out surrounded by leopards and legions of warriors.
  • Our soldiers must be warriors who understand Army Values and can work as part of a team.
  • The report spoke with great seriousness of the value of women as soldiers, warriors.
fighter, soldier, serviceman, combatant, mercenary
2 (also warrior pose) Any of a number of standing poses in yoga in which the legs are held apart and the arms are stretched outwards: when you return to downward dog after the first round, add warrior poses I and II
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  • Power yoga enthusiasts engage the arms, core and legs in a warrior pose, but the foundational elements begin with the feet.
  • Doesn't a warrior pose in the park breathing in fresh air sound like a nice change of pace from the hot yoga studio?
  • Alex tried to slowly rotate her body into a warrior yoga pose, but her legs began to tremble, her arms started flailing and she landed with a splash in the pool.


Middle English: from Old Northern French werreior, variant of Old French guerreior, from guerreier 'make war', from guerre 'war'.

Words that rhyme with warrior


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Syllabification: war·ri·or

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