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ˈmæt əˌdɔrMata·dor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matadornoun

    the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull


  1. matadornoun

    The person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight.

    Etymology: matador. Used in the English language as title for a bullfighter, however referred to as a toreador in Spain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matadornoun

    the killer; the man appointed to kill the bull in bullfights

  2. Matadornoun

    in the game of quadrille or omber, the three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first, the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce of a black trump or the seven of a red one


  1. Matador

    A torero or toureiro is a bullfighter and the main performer in bullfighting, practised in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, France and various other countries influenced by Spanish culture. In Spanish, the word torero describes any of the performers who actively participate in the bullfight. The main performer is the leader of an entourage and the one who kills the bull, being addressed as maestro and his formal title is matador de toros, but the word "matador" by itself is not used in Spanish. The term torero encompasses all who fight the bull in the ring. The other bullfighters in the entourage are called subalternos and their suits are embroidered in silver as opposed to the matador's more-theatrical gold. An alternative word for torero is toreador in English, but this term is not used in Spain and seldom in Latin America. A very small number of women have been bullfighters on foot or on horseback; one recent example being Cristina Sánchez. Female matadors have experienced considerable resistance and public hostility from aficionados and other matadors, perhaps being seen as a less physically nimble gender than the established norm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Matador

    Matadore, mat-a-dōr′, n. the man who kills the bull in bull-fights: one of the three chief cards at ombre and quadrille. [Sp. matadormatar, to kill—L. mactāre, to kill, to honour by sacrifice—mactus, honoured.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matador in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Matador in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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