[mat-uh-dawr] /ˈmæt əˌdɔr/
the principal bullfighter in a bullfight who passes the bull with a muleta and then, in many countries, kills it with a sword thrust; a torero.
one of the principal cards in skat and certain other games.
(initial capital letter) a jet-powered U.S. surface-to-surface missile.
the principal bullfighter who is appointed to kill the bull
(in some card games such as skat) one of the highest ranking cards
a game played with dominoes in which the dots on adjacent halves must total seven
man who kills the bull in a bullfight, 1670s, from Spanish matador, literally “killer,” from matar “to kill or wound,” probably from Arabic mata “he died,” from Persian (see second element in checkmate). Fem. form is matadora.
[mat-uh-gal-puh; Spanish mah-tah-gahl-pah] /ˌmæt əˈgæl pə; Spanish ˌmɑ tɑˈgɑl pɑ/ noun 1. a city in W central Nicaragua.
[mat-uh-gawr-duh, mat-uh-] /ˈmæt əˈgɔr də, ˌmæt ə-/ noun 1. a bay in SE Texas, at the mouth of the Colorado River, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Matagorda Peninsula. About 50 miles (80 km) long.
/ˌmætəˈɡuːrɪ/ noun (pl) -ris 1. a thorny bush of New Zealand, Discaria toumatou, that forms thickets in open country Also called wild Irishman, tumatakuru
- Mata Hari
[mah-tuh hahr-ee, mat-uh har-ee] /ˈmɑ tə ˈhɑr i, ˈmæt ə ˈhær i/ noun 1. (Gertrud Margarete Zelle) 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France: executed as a spy by the French.