crusader crusader  /kru ˈseɪ dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a disputant who advocates reform
  2. (n) a warrior who engages in a holy war

Usage(s):

  1. It's in real life, not the movies, where Shabana Azmi plays her biggest partas a crusader against injustice.
  2. Her profile as a good government crusader may not be such an easy sell, either.

News

  1. Review: 'Man of Steel'

    Being Superman isn't as simple as it once was. Seventy-five years ago, when the Kryptonian caped--crusader first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1, hoisting a car over his head, he not only stood for truth, justice, and the American way, he also had a virtual monopoly on the men-in-tights genre. Lately, though, that field has gotten awfully crowded. The local multiplex is lousy with ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Review: "Man of Steel" is joyless

    Being Superman isn't as simple as it once was. Seventy-five years ago, when the Kryptonian caped--crusader first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1, hoisting a car over his head, he not only stood for truth, justice, and the American way, he also had a virtual monopoly on the men-in-tights genre. Lately, though, that field has gotten awfully crowded. The local multiplex is lousy with ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Navalny aims to run for Moscow mayor

    MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption crusader who has spearheaded opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plans to run for mayor of Moscow.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I call upon the Muslim nation in Somalia to remain in the new battlefield that is one of the crusader battlefields that are being launched by America and its allies and the United Nations against Islam and Muslims," al-Zawahri said.
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Sudan Tribune

  2. "Now we direct an urgent call to our militant brothers in Muslim Palestine and the Arab peninsula ...... to be ready to receive the Crusader slayer Bush in his visit to Muslim Palestine and the Arab peninsula in the beginning of January and to...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Adam Gadahn Source: Forbes

  3. At a news conference, Schwarzenegger said McCain has the national security credentials to do the job, and is a "crusader against wasteful spending."
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Washington Post

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