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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ninja
noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a ninja warrior
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It was inevitable that his Ninja mutant turtle followed!
▪ Steve Francis still plays with the joyous ferocity of the kid ninja warrior.
▪ The Ninja complied with no code of honour in combat situations.
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ninja

n. 1 (context martial arts historical English) A person trained primarily in stealth, espionage, assassination and the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu. 2 A Mongolian amateurish private miner (mainly for gold); after the shape of the plastic bowls used to wash metal ore with mercury, roughly resembling one of the ''http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/Teenage%20Mutant%20Ninja%20Turtles''. 3 (context slang English) Juggalo version of the epithet "nigga". v

  2. 1 To act in the manner of a #Noun, especially in the areas of speed and power. 2 (context gaming slang English) To claim an item in a game by abusing game mechanics, often despite having no real need for the item or ability to use it. 3 (context Internet slang English) To post a response on a message board immediately before someone else unknowingly posts a response saying the same thing.

WordNet
ninja
  1. n. a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu

  2. a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

Wikipedia
Ninja

A or was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare. Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed "dishonorable" and "beneath" the samurai- caste, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or "warring states" period, in the 15th century, but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century, and possibly in the 12th century ( Heian or early Kamakura era).

In the unrest of the Sengoku period (15th–17th centuries), mercenaries and spies for hire became active in the Iga Province and the adjacent area around the village of Kōga, and it is from the area's clans that much of our knowledge of the ninja is drawn. Following the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate (17th century), the ninja faded into obscurity. A number of shinobi manuals, often based on Chinese military philosophy, were written in the 17th and 18th centuries, most notably the Bansenshukai (1676).

By the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), the tradition of the shinobi had become a topic of popular imagination and mystery in Japan. Ninja figured prominently in folklore and legend and it is often difficult to separate fact from myth. Some legendary abilities purported to be in the province of ninja training include invisibility, walking on water and control over the natural elements. As a consequence, their perception in western popular culture in the 20th century is often based more on such legend and folklore than on the spies of the Sengoku period.

Ninja (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Ninja is an Arrow Dynamics steel suspended roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It is the fastest roller coaster of its kind in the world, joint with Vortex at Canada's Wonderland, both with top speeds of 55 mph (89 km/h).

Ninja (Dungeons & Dragons)

The ninja is a playable character class in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Ninja (Six Flags St. Louis)

Ninja is an Arrow Dynamics/ Vekoma steel roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. The ride features a loop, a sidewinder, and a double corkscrew. It was originally built for and located at Expo '86 in Vancouver, B.C., operating as Scream Machine from May to October 1986. It began operating as Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in 1989. The coaster was started by Arrow Dynamics, but when Arrow fell into bankruptcy it was sold to Vekoma, who finished it. The ride is formerly shared a name with Blue Hawk at Six Flags Over Georgia until that coaster's retheming in 2016. Another roller coaster with the same name exists at Six Flags Magic Mountain, but that ride is an Arrow Dynamics suspended swinging coaster. The Ninja, like most modern roller coasters, requires a minimum of two employees to dispatch the train. One operates the main panel, which controls the restraints, gates, and has a section for the mechanics. The other operator stands at the remote enable. Both operators have to do an all clear sweep and thumbs up, then press their buttons at the same time.

Ninja (album)

Ninja is the first studio album of Christina Aguilar - a popular Thai artist. It was only the second album by a Thai artist to sell over 1,000,000 copies (the first was by Thongchai McIntyre) and the first album by a Thai female artist to sell 1,000,000 copies. In total, Ninja has sold over 1,500,000 copies in Thailand.

Singles that are still well known are "Ninja", "Prawat Sad (History)", "Plik Lock (Upside Down)", "Plao Rok Na (It isn't)" and "Hau Jai Khor Ma (Request From My Heart)".

Ninja (British rapper)

Nkechi Ka Egenamba, (first name pronounced n-kay-chee) known as Ninja, is an English rapper and the female lead vocalist for the British indie band The Go! Team. Doing a mixture of rapping, chanting and singing, Ninja is well known for her energetic stage performances and dancing. In 2005, NME voted Ninja the 15th coolest person in music.

Ninja (disambiguation)

A ninja was a secret agent or mercenary of feudal Japan specializing in unorthodox arts of war.

Ninja may also refer to:

  • Ninja (album), an album by Christina Aguilar
  • Ninja (film), a 2009 film by Isaac Florentine
  • Ninja (militia), a militia in the Republic of the Congo
  • Ninja (playground game)
  • NINJA Loan, for "No Income No Job or Asset", a term related to the US subprime mortgage crisis, see No Income No Asset
  • Kawasaki Ninja, several series of Japanese sport bikes
  • Sega Ninja aka The Ninja or Ninja Princess, a video game
  • The Ninja (novel) by Eric Van Lustbader
  • Ninja-IDE, an Integrated development environment for Python applications
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas, Swedish professional video game esports team
Ninja (militia)

The Ninjas were a militia in the Republic of the Congo, which participated in numerous wars and insurgencies in the 1990s and 2000s. The Ninjas were formed by the politician Bernard Kolélas in the early 1990s and were commanded by Frédéric Bintsamou, alias Pastor Ntoumi when Kolelas was in exile. They fought the supporters of President Pascal Lissouba in the 1993-94 armed conflict in the Congo. In the 1997-99 Republic of the Congo Civil War, they allied with Lissouba's forces against the supporters of former President Denis Sassou Nguesso. After Sassou Nguesso's victory in the Civil War, Ntoumi's Ninjas fought an insurgency against his government in the Pool Department. The conflict in the Pool escalated in a series of violent clashes in 2002-03, after which the Ninja leadership eventually gave up their armed struggle. Ntoumi announced the disbanding of the Ninjas in 2008.

Ninja (playground game)

Ninja is a common playground game, where the objective is to take turns swiping at the opponent's hands to eliminate them. The name originates from the feudal Japanese assassin. It is commonly played at meet-ups and conventions. The games conception came from a group of children on the Forrestville playground in Great Falls Virginia.

Ninja (film)

Ninja is a 2009 American martial arts/action thriller film directed by Isaac Florentine and starring Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara and Mika Hijii. The film's plot revolves around an American martial artist named Casey Bowman, who is asked by his sensei to travel to New York City and protect the Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Kōga ninja.

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, a sequel to the film, made its premiere at the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Ninja (1986 video game)

Ninja (Amiga, Atari ST, Arcade title: Ninja Mission) is a flip screen beat 'em up game developed by Sculptured Software and released by Mastertronic in 1986 for the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum, and in 1987 for the Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. An Arcade version of the game was released in 1987 for Mastertronic's Arcadia Systems, an arcade machine based on Amiga hardware, facilitating home to arcade conversions.

Ninja was written by Steve Coleman, who previously wrote the Atari 8-bit games Rainbow Walker and The Pharaoh's Curse.

Ninja (video gamer)

Noh "Ninja" Geon-woo is a Korean League of Legends player who is the mid laner for the EnVyUs of the NA LCS.

On December 18, 2015 Riot Games announced that Ninja would be suspended from play for two months for his violation of the LCS's anti-tampering rule. Ninja had assisted TDK owner Chris Shim in contacting Samsung player Lee “Fury” Jin-Yong. Shim was banned from owning any LCS team for a year.

He only on "Loan" To TDK from WE as of the 2015 Spring NA LCS, but later his contract was sold to TDK to compete in the NA CS. He joined EnVyUs in their LCS debut in May 18, 2016.

Usage examples of "ninja".

I am pleased to verify that your ninja chief-scoundrel thought as readily of me.

Suddenly Mirabal recognized the pattern: it was the notorious ninja kuji-kiri finger-hypnosis.

Actually, he could have killed his ninja earlier, or rescued him after only partial flaying.

But he could not abide carelessness or a bungled job, and so the ninja had deserved the agony he had suffered.

Actually it was a secret ninja concoction, akin to the old Greek fire, but more virulent.

There must have been demons in the bottles, as the ninja leader had said.

I had no notion where the Black Castle was, but if I gave away the nature of my expected contact, Mirabal might be able to use that to trace down the ninja master.

But with luck a ninja might be captured, and then perhaps truth serum or a lie detector would bring forth the necessary information.

But the episode had given him time to prepare, and a ninja did not need much time, ever.

One by one the men fell, firing wildly into the brush before their struggles were ended by well-placed ninja arrows, nooses and spears.

He had organized the ambush so that no ninja would be seen, and none killed.

From this tiny blowgun emerged a poison-tipped needle, Fukumi-Bari , a special ninja dart.

The town itself had a population of about 5,000, and was the nearest substantial settlement to the ninja camp: useful for minor supplies and contacts.

By that time it would be night again, and the ninja would silently emerge from his camouflage and make his way to the river.

The ninja swam back to his drifting debris, now further downstream, and applied his mouth to the tube embedded there.