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bərˈsɜrk, -ˈzɜrkberserk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. berserker, berserk(adj)

    one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury

  2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)(adj)

    frenzied as if possessed by a demon

    "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

Wiktionary

  1. berserk(Noun)

    A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy.

  2. berserk(Adjective)

    Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.

  3. Origin: berserkr (Icelandic berserkur), probably from bjǫrn + serkr, compare sark.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berserk(noun)

    alt. of Berserker

Freebase

  1. Berserk

    Berserk is a manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired fantasy world, the story centers around the characters of Guts, an orphaned mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the Band of the Hawk. Themes of isolation, camaraderie, and the question of whether humanity is fundamentally good or evil pervade the story, as it explores both the best and worst of human nature. Both the manga and anime are noted for their heavy violence. Miura premiered a prototype of Berserk in 1988. The first volume of the manga was published on November 26, 1990 by Hakusensha in its Jets Comics collection. In 1992, after the publication of three more volumes, Berserk was serialized in Young Animal. The series was adapted into a twenty-five episode anime series covering the series' first story arc by Oriental Light and Magic from October 7, 1997 to March 31, 1998. A series of films were released, beginning with Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King on February 4, 2012, as part of an effort to adapt the entire manga series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berserk

    -er, bėr′serk, -ėr, n. a Norse warrior whom the sight of the field of battle would fill with a frenzied and resistless fury—'the berserker rage.' [Ice. berserkr; Vigfusson explains the word as 'bear-sark,' and most probably a reference to the uncanny Werewolf superstition is involved.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of berserk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of berserk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of berserk in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay Wagner:

    It aired and the public went berserk when they killed off the bionic woman, they wrote in. Mothers were saying how terrible it was that they created the female counterpart only to kill her off. Even a couple of children’s hospitals wrote in… So the second two-parter came about… so the kids can know she’s OK. And that was the end of that. Well, the response was so huge from the audience to have this character that they ended up making a series out of it… It was really public demand and I’m still thankful to those viewers for my career.

  2. Lee Ermey:

    I love the character, the beautiful thing about Sheriff Hoyt is the simple fact that he’s a sexually perverted homicidal maniac. How do you go over the top with this guy? You can just go crazy with him. Basically, I was allowed to do exactly that. Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit. I hate to hear ‘Less is more.’ It’s a crock of crap. I think more is more and with this character I was allowed to go just completely berserk, and that’s what I love to do.

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