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SAMURAI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does samurai mean? 

SAMURAI (noun)
  The noun SAMURAI has 2 senses:

1. a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
2. feudal Japanese military aristocracy

  Familiarity information: SAMURAI used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAMURAI (noun)


Sense 1samurai [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("samurai" is a kind of...):

warrior (someone engaged in or experienced in warfare)

Domain category:

Japanese; Nipponese (a native or inhabitant of Japan)

Holonyms ("samurai" is a member of...):

samurai (feudal Japanese military aristocracy)


Sense 2samurai [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feudal Japanese military aristocracy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("samurai" is a kind of...):

aristocracy; nobility (a privileged class holding hereditary titles)

Meronyms (members of "samurai"):

samurai (a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy)

Domain category:

Japanese; Nipponese (a native or inhabitant of Japan)


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