Spartan


1Spar·tan

noun \ˈspär-tən\

Definition of SPARTAN

1
:  a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta
2
:  a person of great courage and self-discipline
Spar·tan·ism \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of SPARTAN

15th century

Rhymes with SPARTAN

2Spartan

adjective

Definition of SPARTAN

1
:  of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece
2
a often not capitalized :  marked by strict self-discipline or self-denial <a Spartan athlete>
b often not capitalized :  marked by simplicity, frugality, or avoidance of luxury and comfort <a Spartan room>
c :  laconic
d :  undaunted by pain or danger
Spar·tan·ly adverb

First Known Use of SPARTAN

1561

Rhymes with SPARTAN

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