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[さむらい()]
samurai
noun

Alternate Written Forms:

[さむらい()]
samurai
[さぶらい()]
saburai

English Meaning(s) for 侍

noun
  1. warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period); samurai
  2. man in attendance (on a person of high standing); retainer

Definition and Synonyms for 侍

Samurai feudal Japanese military aristocracy
Synonyms: , , 士人, 武士, 武家, 武者
Samurai a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
Synonyms: , 武士, 武家, 武者
Gentleman a man of refinement
Synonyms: ジェントルマン, 人士, , 味方, , 士君子, 御方, 旦那, 紳士, 貴紳

Meanings for each kanji in 侍

waiter; samurai; wait upon; serve Kanji Details »

Categories 侍 is a member of

Nobility a privileged class holding hereditary titles
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Warrior someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
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Man an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
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Sample Sentences for 侍

Kamui no Ken was a sort of samurai/ninja story set during the transition of the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the re-establishment of Japan under the Emperor Meiji in 1868.
"The Nightingale Samurai" A samurai tale full of humanity and humour.
Man-slaughter samurai cut his hair.
A samurai's blood runs in Taro's veins.
Nowadays there are no ninjas or samurais in Japan.

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