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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bomb/fire/terrorist etc alert
▪ a full-scale flood alert
a sex/drug/terrorist etc offence
▪ Thirty-three people were charged with drug offences.
a terrorist attack
▪ The accused men went on trial Monday for America’s worst-ever terrorist attack.
a terrorist bomb
▪ The aircraft was blown apart by a terrorist bomb.
a terrorist plot
▪ Police foiled a terrorist plot to attack a nuclear reactor.
a terrorist threat
▪ U.S. officials underestimated the terrorist threat before the June 25 bombing.
terrorist activity
▪ The police took extra measures to protect the public against terrorist activity.
terrorist acts
▪ terrorists acts like the Oklahoma City bombing
terrorist violence
▪ The nation has suffered terrorist violence for many years.
suspected burglar/terrorist/spy etc
▪ He was attacked in Sandbach after confronting a suspected burglar.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Terrorist \Ter"ror*ist\, n. [F. terroriste.]

  1. One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

  2. One who commits terrorism[2].

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

in the modern sense, 1944, especially in reference to Jewish tactics against the British in Palestine -- earlier it was used of extremist revolutionaries in Russia who attempted to demoralize the government by terror (1866); and Jacobins during the French Revolution (1795) -- from French terroriste; see terror + -ist (also see terrorism).\n\nThe term now usually refers to a member of a clandestine or expatriate organization aiming to coerce an established government by acts of violence against it or its subjects.


\nThe tendency of one party's terrorist to be another's guerilla or freedom fighter was noted in reference to the British action in Cyprus (1956) and the war in Rhodesia (1973). The word terrorist has been applied, at least retroactively, to the Maquis resistance in occupied France in World War II (as in in the "Spectator," Oct. 20, 1979).

a. Of or relating to terrorism. n. 1 A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals. 2 An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the in France.


n. a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities


adj. characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially as a political weapon); "terrorist activity"; "terrorist state"

Terrorist (disambiguation)

A terrorist is one who participates in terrorism.

Terrorist(s) or The Terrorist(s) may also refer to:

Terrorist (novel)

Terrorist is the 22nd novel written by John Updike.

Terrorist (video game)

Terrorist is a real-time, two player strategy game developed by Steven Pederson of Edu-Ware Services in 1980 for the Apple II. One player plays the government authority, while the other plays a terrorist organization in three scenarios: the capture of a building and taking of hostages, air piracy, and nuclear blackmail. Players make their moves at the same time through the use of game paddles. Winner and loser is judged by an elaborate scoring system based upon the government player's societal values and the terrorist player's goals.

Terrorist (album)

Terrorist is the 2nd album by Norwegian black metal artist Nattefrost.

Terrorist (2010 film)

Terrorist is a 2010 short film, directed by Arin Paul.

Usage examples of "terrorist".

Terrorist organizations often supplied the convicted amputees among their members with realistic computerized prosthesesbut such mechanical devices could not pass spaceport inspections or other security checks.

FBI is in the process of building the analytic capability it has long lacked, and it also has the Terrorist Screening Center.

Terrorists have used anthrax bacteria to infect, to kill, and to terrorize innocent people.

For the most part, what we knew about anthrax was based on how it occurred naturally--not on how it could be used by terrorists with the intent to kill and to terrorize.

For example, the Japanese terrorist group Aum Shinrikyo, which was responsible for the release of deadly Sarin gas in the Tokyo subway system in 1995, had previously tried to disperse aerosolized anthrax and botulism throughout Tokyo on several occasions.

That kind of thing, mostly, but sometimes the terrorists come up with something really nasty, like the grenade that killed a dozen people in the Crown Center Arcology in Kansas.

Somalian terrorists stole the 727 in Angola to crash it into the Liberty Bell.

A Holyfolk terrorist, Benito Barranca, was found dead at the scenekilled by my father in his own defense.

MBC technical director is responsible for transmitting the latest extortionary faxes from the terrorist who calls himself Captain Audion.

The Japanese Yakuza, the Mafia, all the terrorists and extortionists in the world know different.

Whatever the governments of countries like Britain, the United States, France and Germany had said about never giving in to terrorist blackmail, Meltdown would present them with the gravest dilemma any country had yet faced.

Ostrander nursed a burning anger about terrorists in general and especially the misnamed Friends of Freedom.

No fooling that woman with threats of terrorist missles or warlording anti-Christs.

State Department notified all embassies of the terrorist threat and updated its worldwide public warning.

He wore a brilliantly colored sweater emblazoned with the logo of the local pelote team, black beret, and terrorist pants.