spartan spartan  /ˈspɑr tən/


  1. (adj) practicing great self-denial
  2. (adj) resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
  3. (adj) unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  4. (n) a resident of Sparta
  5. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people



  1. His executive offices in Mexico City are spartan.
  2. At the sleek but spartan Manhattan condo towers designed by Meier and completed in 2002, no less a traditionalist than Martha Stewart was among the first in line to buy space.
  3. The militants fighting Pakistan's covert war with India train in spartan camps where they are schooled for battle and prepared for martyrdom.


  1. Campers get athlete experience in annual Spartan Fantasy Football Camp

    Lifelong Spartan fan Allen Klein has participated in the annual Spartan Fantasy Football Camp since its creation in 2006.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The State News

  2. Spartan Race Recaps the Montana Reebok Spartan Sprint and Highlights Inspirational Runners

    Spartan Race, an international obstacle racing series, recaps one of the most challenging Spartan Sprints ever in Kalispell, Montana. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Spartan Race Highlights the Corn Fed Spartans and the Indiana Spartan Sprint

    Spartan Race, an international obstacle racing series, discusses the community of Corn Fed Spartans and the passion they bring to the Reebok Spartan Race. (PRWeb June 09, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 9, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "The city of New Orleans, the people, have gone through so much. I just wanted to represent the 'fighting spirit' we have to save this city," Nagin said. "If you want me to be a gladiator today, Spartan, a Roman soldier -- I just want to...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Ray Nagin Source: KHBS/KHOG 40/29

  2. "Many experts consider him to rank among the greatest defensive players to ever play the college game," Dantonio said. "His legacy as a true Spartan will live forever."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Mark Dantonio Source: USA Today

  3. "I think that might have been Kalin's best game as a Spartan," Izzo said. "He won't believe that, because he had 15 points and six assists, not 25 and 15, but he did exactly what I wanted him to do. He controlled the tempo, he showed poise...
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Tom Izzo Source:

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