noun, plural sam·u·rai. Japanese History.
- samuelson, paul a.,
- samurai bond,
- san andreas fault,
- san angelo,
- san anselmo
Origin of samurai
Examples from the Web for samurai
And with the samurai sword, we just wanted it to be awesome.‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future|Marlow Stern|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ditching the bleach, he seeped manly confidence with what appears to be a samurai ponytail.
From frosted tips to the samurai pony, Sujay Kumar on what Federer's hair says about his game.
Perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai.
On the contrary, chastity was a pre-eminent virtue of the samurai woman, held above life itself.
Masazumi had failed, and the set field of battle between the factions of the samurai was a thing of the past.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
For a samurai must ever show mercy and sympathy, especially to his fellows and to those in distress.Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories|Yei Theodora Ozaki
Assertive individualism, while allowed a certain range among the samurai, always had its well-marked limits.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
Dancing was taught (I am speaking of samurai girls and not of geisha) only to smooth the angularity of their movements.
noun plural -rai
Word Origin for samurai
1727, from Japanese samurai "warrior, knight," originally the military retainer of the daimio, variant of saburai, nominal form of sabura(h)u "to be in attendance, to serve."