Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

Spartan

play
noun Spar·tan \ˈspär-tən\

Definition of Spartan

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta

  2. 2 :  a person of great courage and self-discipline

Spartanism

play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun


15th Century

First Known Use of spartan

15th century


2

Spartan

adjective Spar·tan

Definition of Spartan

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece

  2. 2a 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 :  laconicd :  undaunted by pain or danger

Spartanly

adverb


1561

First Known Use of spartan

1561

Rhymes with spartan


Learn More about spartan


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Spartan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival brumal vernal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ