Definition of 'martyr'
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If your son wanted to play the martyr, he may have had to pay the price. DESPERADOES (1993)`I have difficulty in seeing you in the role of martyr. SAN ANDREAS (1993)He was telling her about an early Christian martyr, the subject of paintings since the fourteenth century. COMPULSION (1993)
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Translations for 'martyr'
British English: martyr /ˈmɑːtə/ NOUN
A martyr is someone who is killed or made to suffer greatly because of their religious or political beliefs.
He said that he was willing to die as a martyr.
- American English: martyr
- Arabic: شَهِيدٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mártir
- Chinese: 烈士
- Croatian: mučenik
- Czech: mučedník
- Danish: martyr
- Dutch: martelaar
- European Spanish: mártir
- Finnish: marttyyri
- French: martyr
- German: Märtyrer
- Greek: μάρτυρας
- Italian: martire
- Japanese: 殉教者
- Korean: 순교자
- Norwegian: martyr
- Polish: męczennik
- European Portuguese: mártir
- Romanian: martir
- Russian: мученик
- Spanish: mártir
- Swedish: martyr
- Thai: ผู้ยอมเสียสละชีวิตเพื่อศาสนาหรือความเชื่อของตน
- Turkish: şehit
- Ukrainian: мученик
- Vietnamese: người tử vì đạo
British English: martyr VERB
If someone is martyred, they are killed or made to suffer greatly because of their religious or political beliefs.
The saint was martyred in 304 AD.
Definition of martyr from the Collins English Dictionary
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