adjective see gladiator

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  • Gladiatorial — Glad i*a*to ri*al, Gladiatorian Glad i*a*to ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to gladiators, or to contests or combatants in general. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladiatorial — gladiatorial, ale, aux [gladjatɔʀjal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1846, in D. D. L.; dér. sav. du lat. gladiator. → Gladiateur. ❖ ♦ Rare. Relatif aux gladiateurs antiques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gladiatorial — gladiatorial, ale (entrée créée par le supplément) (gla di a to ri al, a l ) adj. Qui a rapport aux gladiateurs. •   Quelques balles de frondes, d humbles figulines, des tessères gladiatoriales, Journ. offic. 12 juillet 1876, p. 5071, 1re col …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • gladiatorial — 1750s, from L. gladiatorius (see GLADIATOR (Cf. gladiator)) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gladiatorial — glad|i|a|to|ri|al [ ,glædiə tɔriəl ] adjective like a gladiator or relating to gladiators: gladiatorial combat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gladiatorial — UK [ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl] / US [ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔrɪəl] adjective like a gladiator, or relating to gladiators gladiatorial combat …   English dictionary

  • gladiatorial — gladiator ► NOUN ▪ (in ancient Rome) a man trained to fight with weapons against other men or wild animals in an arena. DERIVATIVES gladiatorial adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from gladius sword …   English terms dictionary

  • gladiatorial — adjective of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat gladiatorial combats • Pertains to noun: ↑gladiator • Derivationally related forms: ↑gladiator …   Useful english dictionary

  • gladiatorial — /glad ee euh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. of or pertaining to gladiators or to their combats. [1745 55; < L gladiatori(us) (see GLADIATOR, TORY1) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gladiatorial — adjective Of or pertaining to a gladiator. Gladitorial entertainment was common in ancient Rome …   Wiktionary

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