What does traitor mean?

Definitions for traitor
ˈtreɪ tərtraitor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. traitor, treasonistnoun

    someone who betrays his country by committing treason

  2. double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitornoun

    a person who says one thing and does another

Wiktionary

  1. traitornoun

    One who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.

  2. traitornoun

    Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer.

  3. traitorverb

    To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.

  4. traitoradjective

    traitorous.

  5. Etymology: From traïtor (French: traître), from traditor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TRAITORnoun

    One who being trusted betrays.

    Etymology: traitre, Fr. traditor, Lat.

    The law laid that grievous punishment upon traitors, to forfeit all their lands to the prince, that men might be terrified from committing treasons. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    If you flatter him, you are a great traitor to him. Francis Bacon.

    I’ll put him thus far into the plot, that he should be secured as a traitor; but when I am out of reach, he shall be released. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.

    There is no difference, in point of morality, whether a man calls me traitor in one word, or says I am one hired to betray my religion and sell my country. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. traitor

    A traitor is a person who betrays a country, organization, group, or a trust, often acting disloyally or treacherously in favor of an opposing side or enemy. This betrayal can come in many forms such as disclosing confidential information, supporting the enemy, or performing actions that directly harm the entity they have allegiance to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Traitornoun

    one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country. See Treason

  2. Traitornoun

    hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer

  3. Traitoradjective

    traitorous

  4. Traitorverb

    to act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive

Wikidata

  1. Traitor

    Traitor is a 2002 novel by Matthew Stover in the New Jedi Order series, which is set in the Star Wars universe. It is the fourteenth installment of the series.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Traitor

    trā′tur, n. one who, being trusted, betrays: one guilty of treason: a deceiver:—fem. Trait′ress.—n. Trait′orism.—adv. Trait′orly (Shak.).—adj. Trait′orous, like a traitor: perfidious: treasonable.—adv. Trait′orously.—n. Trait′orousness. [Fr. traître—L. traditortradĕre, to give up.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. traitor

    One who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to its enemy, or any fort or place intrusted to its defense, or who surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; or one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of traitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of traitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of traitor in a Sentence

  1. Saddam Hussein:

    John Nixon found a traitor who led John Nixon to Saddam Hussein. Is n’t there one traitor who can tell John Nixon where the WMDs are ?

  2. Jack London:

    The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

  4. John Selden:

    Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.

  5. Hendrik W. Van Loon:

    In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country.

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