- a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
- a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.
Origin of warrior
Related Words for warriorsoldier, fighter, hero, champion, combatant, conscript, trooper, GI, battler, serviceperson
Examples from the Web for warrior
Contemporary Examples of warrior
But the proud stone lion that once stood atop the tomb, as Peristeri has often maintained, suggests a male occupant and a warrior.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb—or His Wife’s?
December 12, 2014
Inhofe is not just a climate-change denier; he is a warrior for corporate-funded half-truths and outright lies.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday
November 4, 2014
Partly this is tradition as old as the history of warrior Islam.The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord
Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze
October 27, 2014
Gus Connolly, a broad middle-aged man with a thick red beard, was working at the Games dressed as a fearsome Scottish warrior.Scots Must Choose Heart or Head
September 18, 2014
Born in 1829 near the Gila River in what is now Arizona, the legendary Indian warrior Geronimo was a Chiracahua Apache.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer
James A. Warren
August 17, 2014
Historical Examples of warrior
Nor had I ever before seen a soldier who seemed to my boyish eyes so like what a warrior should be.In the Valley
Just then a warrior forced his way into the exasperated crowd.
The sight of a coward's blood can never make a warrior tremble.
Not so; a warrior known to the Yengeese, and feared by the Maquas.
The Manitou had need of such a warrior, and He has called him away.
- a person engaged in, experienced in, or devoted to war
- (as modifier)a warrior nation
Word Origin for warrior
c.1300, from Old North French werreieor (Old French guerreor) "a warrior, one who wages war," from werreier "wage war," from werre (see war (n.)).