matador

See also: Matador

EnglishEdit

 
A matadora in traditional garb.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish matador (killer). Used in the English language as title for a bullfighter, however referred to as a torero in Spain.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

matador (plural matadors or matadores, feminine matadora)

  1. (bullfighting) The person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight.
  2. (uncountable) A certain game of dominoes in which four dominoes (the 4-3, 5-2, 6-1, and double blank), called matadors, may be played at any time in any way.
  3. (card games) The jack of clubs, or any other trump held in sequence with it, in the game of skat.
  4. (card games) One of the three chief cards in ombre and quadrille.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

matador m

  1. (bullfighting) matador (the person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight)
    • 1930, Karel Čapek, Výlet do Španěl:
      Bledý matador jde znovu s mečem a muletou zabíjet podle pravidel hry; avšak býk se zaberanil a stojí se vztyčenou hlavou, se šíjí zježenou banderillami a jakoby přehozenou pláštěm krve.
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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish matador.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

matador c (singular definite matadoren, plural indefinite matadorer)

  1. matador (bullfighting)
  2. tycoon

DeclensionEdit

Proper nounEdit

matador

  1. Monopoly (board game)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish matador.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma.ta.dɔʁ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

matador m (plural matadors)

  1. (bullfighting) matador

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

matar +‎ -dor

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

matador m (plural matadores, feminine matadora, feminine plural matadoras)

  1. killer (someone who kills)

AdjectiveEdit

matador m (feminine singular matadora, masculine plural matadores, feminine plural matadoras, comparable)

  1. which often kills

Further readingEdit

  • matador” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

matar (kill) +‎ -dor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mataˈdoɾ/, [mat̪aˈðoɾ]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ta‧dor

NounEdit

matador m (plural matadores, feminine matadora, feminine plural matadoras)

  1. a slaughterer, a killer
    Synonym: asesino
  2. (bullfighting) matador, a featured bullfighter at a bullfight event
    Synonym: diestro

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DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: matador
  • English: matador
  • French: matador
  • Tagalog: matador

Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish matador.

NounEdit

matador

  1. a butcher
  2. (bullfighting) matador, a bullfighter