Definition of crusader in English:


Syllabification: cru·sad·er
Pronunciation: /kro͞oˈsādər


  • 1 (Crusader) A fighter in the medieval Crusades.
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    • Participation in the Crusade was said to have great spiritual value for the individual crusader.
    • The man who went on about the need for love found himself backing crusaders all the way to the Holy Land.
    • The entire venture was an ignoble failure, calling forth from Bernard a passionate lament over the sins of the crusaders.
    campaigner, fighter, champion, advocate; reformer
  • 2A person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change; a campaigner: crusaders for early detection and treatment of mental illness
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    • CNN entertainment correspondent Brooke Anderson is investigating Senator Patrick Leahy's fascination with the caped crusader.
    • Theoretical science has been slowly driven from the universities by the new crusaders of Postmodernism.
    • In 2004, the Republicans will be a prowar party led by a would-be crusader.

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