bullfighting
noun Date: circa 1753 the action involved in a bullfight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bullfighting — ullfighting n. the activity at a bullfight. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullfighting — ► NOUN ▪ the sport of baiting and killing a bull as a public spectacle. DERIVATIVES bullfight noun bullfighter noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Bullfighting — bull fighting redirects here. For the Taiwanese TV series, see Bull Fighting (TV series). For the rodeo performer, see bullfighter (rodeo). Bullfighting, Édouard Manet, 1865–1866 …   Wikipedia

  • bullfighting — See bullfighter. * * * Spanish corrida de toros Spectacle, popular in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, in which matadors ceremonially taunt, and usually kill, bulls in an arena. Spectacles with bulls were common in ancient Crete, Thessaly, and …   Universalium

  • bullfighting —    The country s second most popular spectacle (only football attracts a larger public), bullfighting has mirrored the broader cultural changes taking place in Spain since 1939. While a reduced number of corridas took place throughout the Civil… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • Bullfighting —    In Spain, the art of bullfighting is known as fiesta nacional (which can be translated as national celebration ), and, even if, since Francisco Franco s death, it has not been politically as central to Spanish identity and culture as it used… …   Guide to cinema

  • Bullfighting —    In Spain, the art of bullfighting is known as fiesta nacional (which can be translated as national celebration ), and, even if, since Francisco Franco s death, it has not been politically as central to Spanish identity and culture as it used… …   Historical dictionary of Spanish cinema

  • Bullfighting — Bullfight Bull fight , Bullfighting Bull fight ing, n. a sport of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, still popular in Spain, Portugal and Latin American. In the Spanish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullfighting — [[t]b ʊlfaɪtɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bullfighting is the public entertainment in which people try to kill bulls in bullfights …   English dictionary

  • bullfighting — noun A sport popular in Spain and Mexico in which a matador taunts and ultimately kills a bull at close range. Syn: tauromachy, bullfight …   Wiktionary

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