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bullfight definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators [syn: bullfight, corrida]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1788 a spectacle in which men ceremonially fight with and in Hispanic tradition kill bulls in an arena for public entertainment bullfighter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a sport of baiting and (usu.) killing bulls as a public spectacle, esp. in Spain. Derivatives: bullfighter n. bullfighting n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bullfight Bull"fight`, Bullfighting Bull"fight`ing, n. A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, -- still popular in Spain. -- Bull"fight`er, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bullfights) A bullfight is a public entertainment in which people fight and kill bulls. Bullfights take place in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

action, aerial combat, affray, armored combat, battle, battle royal, brush, clash, clash of arms, cockfight, combat, conflict, dogfight, embroilment, exchange of blows, fight, fire fight, fray, ground combat, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, house-to-house combat, naval combat, passage of arms, pitched battle, quarrel, rumble, running fight, scramble, scrimmage, scuffle, shoving match, skirmish, stand-up fight, street fight, struggle, tauromachy, tug-of-war, tussle




 


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