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English noun: gladiator

1. gladiator (person) (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat

Broader (hypernym)battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper

Domain categoryantiquity

Domain regioncapital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Roma, Rome

2. gladiator (person) a professional boxer


Broader (hypernym)boxer, pugilist

Narrower (hyponym)cruiserweight, featherweight, heavyweight, light heavyweight, lightweight, middleweight, welterweight

Instance hyponymAli, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Charles Liston, Corbett, Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Gentleman Jim, Jack Dempsey, James John Corbett, James Joseph Tunney, Jim Corbett, Joe Louis, Joseph Louis Barrow, Liston, Louis, Manassa Mauler, Marciano, Michael Gerald Tyson, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Ray Robinson, Robinson, Rocco Marciano, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, Sugar Ray Robinson, Tunney, Tyson, Walker Smith, William Harrison Dempsey

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