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ˈnɪn dʒənin·ja

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ninja(noun)

    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. ninja(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. ninja(Noun)

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

  2. ninja(Noun)

    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. ninja(Noun)

    Juggalo version of the epithet "nigga".

    What up, my ninja!

  4. ninja(Verb)

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

  5. ninja(Verb)

    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. ninja(Verb)

    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.

Freebase

  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. 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.

  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 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. 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.

  5. James Herring:

    I see a guy in a race car souped-up. I see a tower that he built. I see him holding his gun; he’s a deer hunter. I see him with a magician and I see him as a Ninja Turtle ... nothing violent.

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