Definitions for gladiatorial-əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glad•i•a•torˈglæd iˌeɪ tər(n.)

  1. (in ancient Rome) a man compelled to fight to the death in a public arena for the entertainment of spectators.

    Category: Antiquities

  2. someone who engages in a fight or controversy.

  3. a prizefighter.

Origin of gladiator:

1535–45; < L gladiātor, der. of gladi(us) sword

glad`i•a•to′ri•al-əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gladiatorial(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat

    "gladiatorial combats"

Wiktionary

  1. gladiatorial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a gladiator.

    Gladiatorial entertainment was common in ancient Rome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gladiatorial(adj)

    alt. of Gladiatorian

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