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Definitions for spartan
ˈspɑr tn; -ˈtæn ɪkspar·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spartanadjective

    a resident of Sparta

  2. Spartanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

  3. spartanadjective

    resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

    "spartan courage"

  4. severe, spartanadjective

    unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

    "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"

  5. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartanadjective

    practicing great self-denial

    "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"

Wiktionary

  1. spartanadjective

    Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.

    I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.

    Etymology: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

  2. spartanadjective

    Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.

    The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.

    Etymology: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

  3. spartanadjective

    Lacking in decoration and luxury.

    After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.

    Etymology: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

  4. Spartanadjective

    Of or relating to Sparta or its citizens.

    I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.

    Etymology: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

  5. Spartannoun

    A citizen of Sparta.

    Etymology: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spartanadjective

    of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey

    Etymology: [L. Spartanus.]

  2. Spartannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a person of great courage and fortitude

    Etymology: [L. Spartanus.]

Freebase

  1. Spartan

    Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States and Canada on 12 March 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spartan

    spär′tan, adj. of or pertaining to Sparta in Greece: hardy, rigorously severe: fearless.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spartan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spartan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of spartan in a Sentence

  1. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    In spartan spaces governed by logic, only the directly vital exists.

Images & Illustrations of spartan

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