What does guerrilla mean?

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gəˈrɪl əguer·ril·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent(noun)

    a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment


  1. guerrilla(Noun)

    A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.

  2. guerrilla(Noun)

    A soldier in a small independent group, fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.

  3. guerrilla(Adjective)

    Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.

  4. guerrilla(Adjective)

    Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla marketing.

  5. Origin: From guerrilla, diminutive of guerra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guerrilla(noun)

    an irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of Spain during the Peninsular war

  2. Guerrilla(noun)

    one who carries on, or assists in carrying on, irregular warfare; especially, a member of an independent band engaged in predatory excursions in war time

  3. Guerrilla(adj)

    pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly and by independent bands; as, a guerrilla party; guerrilla warfare

  4. Origin: [Sp., lit., a little war, skirmish, dim. of guerra war, fr. OHG. werra discord, strife. See War.]


  1. Guerrilla

    Guerrilla is the third studio album by Welsh rock band the Super Furry Animals. The record was released on 14 June 1999 by Creation Records and peaked at number 10 in the UK Album Charts. Guerrilla was conceived as a commercial 'pop' album and was produced by the band themselves, as regular producer Gorwel Owen felt exhausted after a busy schedule working for other bands. Recording took place at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire in mid-1998 with the group experimenting with a sampler for the first time and writing a number of songs in the studio. The band tried to create a 45-minute long, immediate sounding record, and therefore chose the upbeat songs from the 25 tracks which were recorded during sessions for the album. Guerrilla was chosen as the album's title as a pun on the group's name. The album features a mix of musical styles and was described as exemplifying the 'nu-psychedelia' musical genre by British music magazine the NME. Singer Gruff Rhys has stated that his lyrics are upbeat and disposable. Critical reception was generally positive with the record appearing in the "Best album of 1999" lists issued by several magazines. The band were disappointed with the relative lack of success of the album's singles and went on "pop strike" as a result, issuing the 'lo-fi', all-Welsh language Mwng as the follow-up to Guerrilla in May 2000.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. guerrilla

    A combat participant in guerrilla warfare. See also unconventional warfare.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guerrilla' in Nouns Frequency: #2600

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guerrilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guerrilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of guerrilla in a Sentence

  1. Abdiasis Abu Musab:

    First we targeted (the hotel) with a suicide car bomb and then armed mujahideen (guerrilla fighters) stormed the hotel. We are still fighting inside the hotel, there are many dead bodies inside the hotel, including a dead white man. We control the hotel now.

  2. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    It might also be proposed that we go and attack (Lebanese guerrilla group) Hezbollah's 100,000 rockets in the north or the hundreds of missiles that Iran has aimed at us.

  3. Freida Pinto:

    A lot of things that John Ridley brought in the script felt like voices of today, voices of 2017, guerrilla.

  4. Joseph Fallon:

    Here, it can jeopardize western interests through guerrilla warfare sabotaging Libya’s oil facilities and ports and through calculated use of terror to unleash a mass migration of people to destabilize neighboring countries and Europe.

  5. Ivan Duque:

    Peace is something all Colombians yearn for, and peace means that we turn the page on the fractures that have divided us into friends and enemies of peace, today, we're all friends to build that peace and it must be a peace that above all allows the guerrilla base its demobilization, its disarmament and its effective reinsertion.

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