one who suffers for the sake of principle
one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
kill as a martyr
"Saint Sebastian was martyred"
martyr, martyrize, martyrise(verb)
torture and torment like a martyr
One who sacrifices his or her life, station, or what is of great value to him or her, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.
Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
One who willingly accepts being put to death for adhering openly to one's religious beliefs; notably, saints canonized after martyrdom.
Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
(with a prepositional phrase of cause) One who suffers greatly and/or constantly, even involuntarily.
Stan is a martyr to arthritis, Chris a martyr to Stan's endless moaning about it.
To make someone into a martyr by putting him or her to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
Some religious and other minorities were martyred until extinction.
To torment; to torture.
one who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr
hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause
to put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession
to persecute; to torment; to torture
Origin: [AS., from L. martyr, Gr. ma`rtyr, ma`rtys, prop., a witness; cf. Skr. sm to remember, E. memory.]
A martyr is somebody who suffers persecution and death for advocating, refusing to renounce, and/or refusing to advocate a belief or cause, usually a religious one.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mär′tėr, n. one who by his death bears witness to the truth: one who suffers for his belief: one who suffers greatly from any cause.—v.t. to put to death for one's belief.—n. Mar′tyrdom, state of being a martyr: the sufferings or death of a martyr: torment generally.—v.t. Mar′tyrise (Browning), to offer as a sacrifice: to cause to suffer martyrdom.—adj. Martyrolog′ical.—ns. Martyrol′ogist; Martyrol′ogy, a history of martyrs: a discourse on martyrdom. [A.S.,—L.,—Gr., a witness.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Any man who is willing to sacrifice others for his "cause."
martyr is someone who was killed. often due to their religious beliefs.Submitted by rinat on July 17, 2019
The numerical value of martyr in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of martyr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of martyr in a Sentence
I wish I got martyr and I dont fear death..
The nicest areas are the martyr's shrines and mosques.
The ink of a scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
It is often pleasant to stone a martyr, no matter how much we admire him.
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- شهيد, شهيدة, شهداءArabic
- màrtirCatalan, Valencian
- Märtyrer, MärtyrerinGerman
- marttyyri, uhriFinnish
- chahîd, martyr, martyriserFrench
- martairScottish Gaelic
- शहीदा, शहीदHindi
- mártír, vértanúHungarian
- նահատակ, մարտիրոս, վկաArmenian
- 受難者, 殉教者, シャヒードJapanese
- martelaar, martelaresDutch
- męczennik, [[zadać]] [[męczeńską]] [[śmierć]]Polish
- martir, mucenic, martirizaRomanian
- страдалец, мученик, страдалица, мученица, шахидка, шахидRussian
- mučenik, мученик, шехид, šehidSerbo-Croatian
- mücahitler, mücahit, şehit, mücahid, gazi, şehitler, gazilerTurkish
- Liệt sĩVietnamese
- martüran, jimartüran, himartüranVolapük
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