from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A masterless samurai.
- n. A student who has failed the entrance examination for the high school or university of their choice and spends the next year studying to retake the exam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Japan, under the feudal system, a samurai who had renounced his clan or who had been discharged or ostracized and had become a wanderer without a lord; an outcast; an outlaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Japanese samurai, or two-sworded military retainer, who for any cause had renounced his clan, or who for some offense against his superior had been dismissed from service, and dispossessed of his estate, revenue, or pay; a masterless man; an outcast; an outlaw.
Seh Daeng has called his group the "ronin," a Japanese word for samurai warriors who have no lord or master, and credits them with grenade attacks and sniper fire that killed six soldiers on April 10 when government forces attempted to disperse Red Shirt protesters.
As mentioned above Jubei Ninpucho is our main character, he is a Ninja for hire, or more accurately, he is a ronin for hire; a ronin is a samurai without a master or clan.
Even, the prime suspect Seh Deang has been coming out now and then to predict the sabotages and as recently, as yesterday mentioning about black-claded "ronin" warriors fighting along side the red shirts.
Slice of life comedy based on a comic strip manga about an 18 year old female high school graduate who moves into an apartment building that is home to numerous aimless "ronin" (high school graduates unable to get accepted into college).
A tale of a legendary swordsman gathering a team of ronin to kill the Shogun's ruthless brother, it appears to be Miike proving that he can direct an accessible piece of work.
Written By hybrid delta on July 7th, 2009 @ 6: 03 pm also wasp psylocke and ronin
The rape and murder of a young woman and her mother by rampaging ronin precedes a spectral reign of terror, as samurai are lured to their gruesome deaths in a haunted bamboo forest.
When the rabbit ronin Usagi Yojimbo agrees to escort a beautiful young woman to the next town, he unexpectedly involves himself in a situation that could have deadly consequences.
Surrounded by a group of angry gamblers intent on capturing a young girl protected by Usagi and Gen, the rabbit ronin and his bounty-hunting friend are running out of options in this conclusion to â€œThe Whipâ€!
Giant lizards, lobster-quests, and opera-going ronin are hard to wait for.