There are 3 definitions of spartan in English:

spartan1

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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adjective

Showing or characterized by austerity or a lack of comfort or luxury: the accommodation was fairly spartan
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  • Because it is such a spartan environment and lacks significant variation or detail, it lends itself readily to imaginative transformation.
  • The dining room, not exactly spartan but simpler than most of Starck's restaurant interiors, is high enough to afford fine westerly views upriver to the City and beyond.
  • Schmidt is potentially a cold character, spartan with words and frugal with money.
Synonyms
austere, harsh, hard, frugal, stringent, rigorous, arduous, strict, stern, severe, rigid; ascetic, abstemious, self-denying, hair-shirt; bleak, joyless, grim, bare, stark, uncomfortable, simple, plain

Origin

mid 17th century: from Spartan1, because the inhabitants of Sparta were traditionally held to be indifferent to comfort or luxury.

Derivatives

spartanly

adverb

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Pronunciation: ˈgʌz(ə)l
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eat or drink (something) greedily

There are 3 definitions of spartan in English:

Spartan2

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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adjective

Relating to Sparta in ancient Greece.
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  • My jaw literally dropped as the girl started picking out books about ancient Spartan history - senior school work.
  • With the collapse of Spartan hegemony in 371, the fragmentation of Greece was such that it became harder to find allies than to hire troops.
  • Those two aspects of Spartan culture and society by themselves make Sparta worthy of our continued study, but they far from exhaust Sparta's fascination.

noun

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A citizen of Sparta.
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  • The Spartans were the Dorian inhabitants of a Greek city-state in the Peloponnese that for many centuries was one of the greatest of Greek powers.
  • The Spartans finally won through Lysander's abilities as a general and his friendship with Cyrus, the son of the Persian King, who financed the Spartan navy more regularly and fully than it had been.
  • At the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War the Spartans slew any trader they caught sailing around their coast line, irrespective of their ethnicity.

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There are 3 definitions of spartan in English:

Spartan3

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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noun

A Canadian dessert apple of a variety with crisp white flesh and maroon-flushed yellow skin.

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