Gladiator definitions

glăd'ē-ā'tər
A person, usually a professional combatant, a captive, or a slave, trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat with another person or a wild animal in the ancient Roman arena.
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A person engaged in a controversy or debate, especially in public; a disputant.
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A professional boxer.
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A person, usually a professional combatant, a captive, or a slave, trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat with another person or a wild animal in the ancient Roman arena.
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A person engaged in a controversy or debate, especially in public; a disputant.
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A professional boxer.
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In ancient Rome, a man trained to fight animals or other men with weapons in an arena, for the entertainment of spectators.
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Any person taking part in a public controversy or fight.
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(in ancient Rome) A person (professional or slave) who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat with another, or with a wild animal.
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(by extension) A disputant in a public controversy or debate.
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Origin of gladiator

Middle English from Latin gladiātor from gladius sword of Celtic origin Old Irish claideb