Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Sparta or its people.
  • adjective Rigorously self-disciplined or self-restrained.
  • adjective Simple, frugal, or austere.
  • adjective Marked by brevity of speech; laconic.
  • adjective Courageous in the face of pain, danger, or adversity.
  • noun A citizen of Sparta.
  • noun One of Spartan character.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Sparta or Lacedæmon, the capital of Laconia, or the ancient kingdom of Sparta or Lacedæmon (Laconia), in the Peloponnesus; Lacedæmonian; specifically, belonging to the branch of the ancient Dorian race dominant in Laconia.
  • Noting characteristics distinctive of, or considered as distinctive of, the ancient Spartans.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Sparta or Laconia; a Lacedæmonian; specifically (as opposed to Lacedæmonian in a narrower sense), a member of that branch of the ancient Dorian race which conquered Laconia and established the kingdom of Sparta, celebrated for its military success and prestige, due to the rigid discipline enforced upon all Spartans from early childhood; a Spartiate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A citizen of Sparta.
  • adjective Of or relating to Sparta or its citizens.
  • adjective Alternative spelling of spartan.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
  • adjective resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
  • adjective unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  • noun a resident of Sparta
  • adjective practicing great self-denial

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  • ‡ The term Spartan is used to describe conditions that are low on luxury and designed to produce discipline.

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  • “There are definitely clear Jihadi elements that are deeply embedded in Spartan culture, ” Stephen Emerson, investigative journalist and author of Spartan Jihad: Aegean Terrorism said.

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  • The script then takes us through the horrific first contact with the Covenant hordes on the doomed colony world of Harvest, and then climaxes with the spectacular fall of the UNSC forward base on Reach, during which every other Spartan is slaughtered.

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  • Also not a very good representation of women in Spartan culture.

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  • Also not a very good representation of women in Spartan culture.

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  • (AP) - Michigan trailed Michigan State by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter Saturday, making it deafening in Spartan Stadium.

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  • When it was over, the Nittany Lions partied in Spartan Stadium but Paterno bolted to the tunnel with his head down, looking up just long enough to give the Penn State section a wave on the way out.

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