warrior Definition

  • 1a brave or experienced soldier or fighter
  • 2a person who fights for a cause or on behalf of someone else

Using warrior: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "warrior" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ancient warriors were known for their bravery and strength.

  • Example

    She is a warrior for social justice and equality.

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    The team fought like warriors until the very end.

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    He was a skilled warrior in hand-to-hand combat.

warrior Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for warrior

Idioms Using warrior

  • go to war (with someone)

    to engage in a conflict or dispute with someone


    The two countries went to war over disputed territory.

  • declare war (on something)

    to publicly announce a campaign against something


    The government declared war on drugs and launched a nationwide crackdown.

  • to struggle against something that cannot be overcome or won


    Trying to convince him to change his mind is a losing battle; he's too stubborn.

Phrases with warrior

  • road warrior

    a person who travels frequently for work, especially by car


    As a sales representative, he spends most of his time on the road as a road warrior.

  • a person who participates in an activity only on weekends or part-time


    He's a weekend warrior who plays basketball every Saturday with his friends.

  • a person who actively promotes and fights for social justice causes


    She is a social justice warrior who advocates for marginalized communities.

Origins of warrior

from Old North French 'werreieor', meaning 'one who wages war'


Summary: warrior in Brief

A 'warrior' [ˈwɒrɪə(r)] is a brave and experienced soldier or fighter who fights for a cause or on behalf of someone else. It can refer to ancient warriors or modern-day social justice warriors. Phrases like 'road warrior' and 'weekend warrior' describe people who travel frequently or participate in activities part-time. Idioms like 'go to war' and 'declare war' denote conflicts and disputes, while 'fight a losing battle' implies a struggle that cannot be won.

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