Samurai meaning

sămə-rī
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A professional warrior belonging to this class.
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The Japanese feudal military aristocracy.
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In feudal Japan, a member of a military class, consisting of the retainers of the daimyos: a samurai wore two swords and lived by the code of Bushido.
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Later, used in English to designate a Japanese army officer or member of the military caste.
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A technical professional who is paid to break into a computer system in order to test its security. See cracker and hacker.
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In feudal Japan, a soldier of noble birth who followed the code of bushido and served a daimyo.
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Origin of samurai

  • Japanese warrior from Old Japanese samurafi sa- pref. of unknown meaning morafi to watch frequentative of mor- to guard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 侍 (さむらい, samurai).

    From Wiktionary