What does terrorist mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrorist(noun)

    a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

Wiktionary

  1. terrorist(Noun)

    A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals; frequently in an attempt to coerce either a more powerful opponent, (such as a citizen or group targeting a government), or conversely, a weaker opponent, (such as a government, or even an internal citizen or group, being targeted by a larger government).

    Etymology: French terroriste. See terror. First used by Edmund Burke

  2. terrorist(Noun)

    An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

    Etymology: French terroriste. See terror. First used by Edmund Burke

  3. terrorist(Adjective)

    Of or relating to terrorism.

    Etymology: French terroriste. See terror. First used by Edmund Burke

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrorist(noun)

    one who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France

Freebase

  1. Terrorist

    Terrorist is a real-time, two player strategy game developed by Steven Pederson of Edu-Ware Services in 1980 for the Apple II. One player plays the government authority, while the other plays a terrorist organization in three scenarios: the capture of a building and taking of hostages, air piracy, and nuclear blackmail. Players make their moves at the same time through the use of game paddles. Winner and loser is judged by an elaborate scoring system based upon the government player's societal values and the terrorist player's goals.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. terrorist

    An individual who commits an act or acts of violence or threatens violence in pursuit of political, religious, or ideological objectives. See also terrorism.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terrorist' in Nouns Frequency: #2259

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrorist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrorist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of terrorist in a Sentence

  1. The FBI:

    You know, you learn that it’s in your own backyard. It’s American citizens wanting to join these terrorist groups.

  2. Pentagon Press:

    We are confident that the removal from the terrorist network of this experienced Al Shabaab commander with extensive operational experience will disrupt near-term attack planning, potentially saving many innocent lives.

  3. Recep Tayyip Erdo?an:

    These are terrorist organizations and they are the offshoots of the PKK( Kurdistan Workers' Party).

  4. Elmar Thevessen:

    Authorities believe we may see big terrorist attacks in Europe within the next two years.

  5. Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan:

    What the security cabinet told the security services yesterday was that any method is kosher, an interrogation method like tiltul, or anything that is done when it comes to Palestinian terrorists - the same thing should be done when it comes to a Jewish terrorist.

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    • A. defiant
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