from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
  • n. One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict: neighborhood warriors fighting against developers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare; a soldier or combatant.
  • n. A person who is aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity, such as athletics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man engaged or experienced in war, or in the military life; a soldier; a champion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier; a man engaged in warfare; specifically, one devoted to a military life; in an especially honorable sense, a brave or veteran soldier.
  • n. A humming-bird of the genus Oxypogon. Also called helmet-crest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone engaged in or experienced in warfare


Middle English werreour, from Old North French werreieur, from werreier, to make war, from werre, war; see war.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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