Definitions for traitorˈtreɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trai•torˈtreɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.

  2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.

Origin of traitor:

1175–1225; ME < OF < L trāditōrem, acc. of trāditor=trādi-, var. s. of trādere (see tradition ) +-tor -tor

trai′tor•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. traitor, treasonist(noun)

    someone who betrays his country by committing treason

  2. double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitor(noun)

    a person who says one thing and does another

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. traitor(noun)ˈtreɪ tər

    sb who is disloyal to their country, a friend, etc.

    spies and traitors

Wiktionary

  1. traitor(Noun)

    One who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.

  2. traitor(Noun)

    Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer.

  3. traitor(Verb)

    To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.

  4. traitor(Adjective)

    traitorous.

  5. Origin: From traïtor (French: traître), from traditor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Traitor(noun)

    one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country. See Treason

  2. Traitor(noun)

    hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer

  3. Traitor(adj)

    traitorous

  4. Traitor(verb)

    to act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive

Freebase

  1. Traitor

    Traitor is a 2002 novel by Matthew Stover in the New Jedi Order series, which is set in the Star Wars universe. It is the fourteenth installment of the series.


Translations for traitor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

traitor(noun)

a person who changes to the enemy's side or gives away information to the enemy

He was a traitor to his country.

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