from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The unwritten code of moral principles regulating the actions of the Japanese knighthood, or Samurai; the chivalry of Japan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The code of moral principles which the knights and warriors of feudal Japan were required to put into practice in all circumstances and relations of life; knightly spirit and conduct; chivalry; gentlemanly politeness and honor; integrity, devotion, and duty to one's superiors, and unswerving loyalty to the mikado.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
Japanese bushidō : bushi, warrior (from Middle Chinese wushi, knight, warrior : wə, wu, military + shi, brave warrior) + dō, way; see aikido.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)