There are 4 definitions of spartan in English:

spartan1

Syllabification: spar·tan
Pronunciation: /ˈspärtn
 
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adjective

Showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta: spartan but adequate rooms
Synonyms
austere, harsh, hard, frugal, stringent, rigorous, strict, stern, severe; ascetic, abstemious; bleak, joyless, grim, bare, stark, plain

Origin

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

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There are 4 definitions of spartan in English:

Spartan2

Syllabification: Spar·tan
Pronunciation: /ˈspärtn
 
/

adjective

Of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece.
More example sentences
  • To be Spartan meant to be tough.
  • The tuition in obedience that I received as a boy was too severe, too Spartan to be imposed upon Athenians.
  • What happened to Thebes is indeed a clear sign that it was Spartan rather than Persian interests that determined the nature of the King's Peace.

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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Spartan3

Line breaks: Spar|tan
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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spartan4

Line breaks: spar|tan
Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

Showing or characterized by austerity or a lack of comfort or luxury: the accommodation was fairly spartan

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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