Definition of warrior in English:


Syllabification: war·ri·or
Pronunciation: /ˈwôrēər


  • 1(Especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
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    • 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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    • Poses like sun salutation and warrior are held for a length of time as each posture works related areas of the body.
    • The half moon pose and the warrior and star position also help in shedding the extra pounds.
    • 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'.

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