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ˈnɪn dʒənin·ja

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ninjanoun

    a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu

  2. ninjanoun

    a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

Wiktionary

  1. ninjanoun

    A person trained primarily in stealth, espionage, assassination and the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu.

  2. ninjanoun

    A Mongolian amateurish private miner (mainly for gold); after the shape of the plastic bowls used to wash metal ore with mercury, roughly resembling one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

  3. ninjanoun

    Juggalo version of the epithet "nigga".

    What up, my ninja!

  4. ninjaverb

    To act in the manner of a ninja, especially in the areas of speed and power.

  5. ninjaverb

    To claim an item in a game by abusing game mechanics, often despite having no real need for the item or ability to use it.

    That damn warrior ninja'd an epic-quality wand even though he can't even use it!

  6. ninjaverb

    To post a response on a message board immediately before someone else unknowingly posts a response saying the same thing.

    When I answered the OP's question, I saw that Porthos had ninja'd me by posting the same answer just before I did.

Wikipedia

  1. Ninja

    A ninja (忍者, Japanese pronunciation: [ɲiꜜɲdʑa]) or shinobi (忍び, [ɕinobi]) was a covert agent, mercenary, or guerrilla warfare expert in feudal Japan. The functions of a ninja included, reconnaissance, espionage, infiltration, deception, ambush, bodyguarding and their fighting skills in martial arts, including ninjutsu. Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed dishonorable and beneath the honor of the samurai. Though shinobi proper, as specially trained warriors, spies, and mercenaries, appeared in the 15th century during the Sengoku period, antecedents may have existed as early as the 12th century.In the unrest of the Sengoku period, jizamurai families, that is, elite peasant-warriors, in Iga Province and the adjacent Kōka District formed ikki - "revolts" or "leagues" - as a means of self-defense. They became known for their military activities in the nearby regions and sold their services as mercenaries and spies. It is from these areas that much of the knowledge regarding the ninja is drawn. Following the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate in the 17th century, the ninja faded into obscurity. A number of shinobi manuals, often based on Chinese military philosophy, were written in the 17th and 18th centuries, most notably the Bansenshūkai (1676).By the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), shinobi had become a topic of popular imagination and mystery in Japan. Ninja figured prominently in legend and folklore, where they were associated with legendary abilities such as invisibility, walking on water and control over natural elements. Much of their perception in popular culture is based on such legends and folklore, as opposed to the covert actors of the Sengoku period.

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  1. ninja

    A ninja is a historical figure from feudal Japan, particularly during the 15th-17th centuries, who specialized in unconventional warfare such as sabotage, assassinations, and espionage. Known for wearing a distinct all-black attire, they operate covertly and were trained in martial arts, stealth, climbing, camouflage, and other combat tactics. Today, the term is often used to refer to individuals demonstrating similar stealth or martial arts skills in popular culture, such as in video games and comics.

Wikidata

  1. Ninja

    A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or "warring states" period, in the 15th century, but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century, and possibly even in the 12th century. In the unrest of the Sengoku period, mercenaries and spies for hire became active in the Iga Province and the adjacent area around the village of Kōga, and it is from their ninja clans that much of our knowledge of the ninja is drawn. Following the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate, the ninja faded into obscurity, being replaced by the Oniwabanshū body of secret agents. A number of shinobi manuals, often centered around Chinese military philosophy, were written in the 17th and 18th centuries, most notably the Bansenshukai.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ninja in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ninja in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ninja in a Sentence

  1. Devin Nash:

    Now the streaming wars have begun. But it took someone to fire the first shot. That was Ninja.

  2. Genichi Mitsuhashi:

    Iga is where ninja used to live, the climate of this area created the very nature of ninja.

  3. Martha Miele:

    I ca n’t stop him from pretending to be a super hero, i ca n’t stop him from playing ninja turtles. I ca n’t stop him from doing these things and I don’t think it would be healthy to do so.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian of comScore:

    Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, declared to Variety. But Ben-Hur isn't the only epic fail. Proving that Americans aren't impressed with much of Hollywood's summer slate, there have been multiple flops, including the Ghostbusters remake, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, Warcraft, X Men: Apocalypse, and the Steven Spielberg directed fantasy, The BFG. Still, as The Wrap just reported, North American ticket sales are up 2.84 percent over 2015 receipts at this time. The films have cumulatively earned an astounding $4.14 billion domestic in figures calculated from 108 days after the first Friday in May until Aug. 22. This summer suffered from the problem of perception versus reality.

  5. Soleil Ewok Wheeler:

    Gender doesn't matter in this. The important thing is to support each other while you're playing, so I felt really cool, it was a really unique experience. But I wanted to show Ninja that anyone can play. Male, female, it doesn't matter.

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