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Meaning of "berserker" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BERSERKER

berserker  [bəˈzɜːkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BERSERKER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Berserker is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BERSERKER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

berserker

Berserker

Berserkers were Norse warriors who are primarily reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources. Most historians believe that berserkers worked themselves into a rage before battle, but some think that they might have consumed drugged foods. The Úlfhéðnar, another term associated with berserkers, mentioned in the Vatnsdœla saga, Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga saga, were said to wear the pelt of a wolf when they entered battle. Úlfhéðnar are sometimes described as Odin's special warriors: " men went without their mailcoats and were mad as hounds or wolves, bit their shields...they slew men, but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them. This is called 'going berserk.'" In addition, the helm-plate press from Torslunda depicts a scene of Odin with a berserker—"a wolf skinned warrior with the apparently one-eyed dancer in the bird-horned helm, which is generally interpreted as showing a scene indicative of a relationship between berserkgang...

Definition of berserker in the English dictionary

The definition of berserker in the dictionary is a member of a class of ancient Norse warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy before battle and fought with insane fury and courage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BERSERKER


burka
ˈbɜːkə
burqa
ˈbɜːkə
care-worker
ˈkɛəwɜːkə
circa
ˈsɜːkə
dock-worker
ˈdɒkˌwɜːkə
jerker
ˈdʒɜːkə
lurker
ˈlɜːkə
mazourka
məˈzɜːkə
mazurka
məˈzɜːkə
networker
ˈnɛtˌwɜːkə
steelworker
ˈstiːlwɜːkə
tear-jerker
ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkə
woodworker
ˈwʊdˌwɜːkə
worker
ˈwɜːkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BERSERKER

berried
berries
berrigan
berry
berryfruit
berryless
berrylike
Berryman
bersagliere
bersaglieri
berseem
berserk
berserkly
berth
bertha
berthage
berthe
berthed
Bertillon system
bertillonage

WORDS THAT END LIKE BERSERKER

aid worker
barker
biomarker
co-worker
community worker
construction worker
factory worker
field worker
genetic marker
health care worker
knowledge worker
marker
medical social worker
New Yorker
office worker
Parker
social worker
soda jerker
white-collar worker
yorker

Synonyms and antonyms of berserker in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «berserker» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BERSERKER

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The translations of berserker from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «berserker» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狂战士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Berserker
570 millions of speakers

English

berserker
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निडर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هائج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

берсерк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Berserker
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নরত্তএদেশীয় রণোন্মাদ যোদ্ধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

berserker
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berserker
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Berserker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バーサーカー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광전사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Berserker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điên khùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Berserker
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बर्सरकर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vahşi savaşçı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

berserker
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

berserker
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Берсерк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Berserker
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

berserker
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Berserker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

berserker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Berserker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of berserker

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BERSERKER»

The term «berserker» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.961 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BERSERKER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about berserker

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BERSERKER»

Discover the use of berserker in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to berserker and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Berserker
Presents a series of short science-fiction stories that tells of encounters between humans and the intelligent, self-aware death machines known as the Berserkers.
Fred Saberhagen, 2003
2
Berserker Kill
A renegade Berserker destroyer steals an entire orbiting biological laboratory filled with human zygotes, while a computer falls in love with a woman and must figure out how to acquire a physical body. Reprint.
Fred Saberhagen, 1995
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Berserker Prime
Trying to serve his government, which means executing innocent Huvean hostages, Plenipotentiary Gregor must face the fact that his granddaughter is in love with Reggie, a Huvean, and that the Berserkers are threatening the Twin Worlds.
Fred Saberhagen, 2005
4
Aliens: Berserker
The Berserker team--ex-convicts led by the skeletal alien-killing machine called MAX--attempts to rescue a thousand humans from the clutches of aliens
S. D. Perry, 1998
5
Berserker's Planet
A Nebula Award-winning Author Five hundred years have passed since humanity vanquished the Berserker armada.
Fred Saberhagen, 2003
6
Berserker Man
Four complete novels in one of the most popular adventure series in science fiction--of humans battling killer machines--are collected into one huge megabook.
Fred Saberhagen, 2004
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Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berserker’s ...
Zakk Wylde – the man, the guitar god, the legend – invites all who dare to follow onto the tour bus for tales of glory, debauchery and metal mayhem.
Zakk Wylde, 2012
8
Berserker Death
Three complete novels from the popular Berserker saga come together in an omnibus edition that contains The Berserker Wars, Berserker Blue Death, and Berserker Kill, in which pursuers race against time to stop a Berserker that has stolen a ...
Fred Saberhagen, 2005
9
Berserker Fury
Intelligent, space-faring killing machines whose sole purpose is to destroy all biological life, the Berserkers have developed units that can pass for human-created androids to be used to for an all-out attack on humankind, but the humans ...
Fred Saberhagen, 1998
10
Rougue Berserker
Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of trouble from ordinary Berserkers, the automated killing machines programmed an age ago to denude the galaxy of life.
Fred Saberhagen, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BERSERKER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term berserker is used in the context of the following news items.
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Adelaide's OzAsia: from organised chaos to quantum physics
One of the most “out-there” shows on the program – Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker (pictured above) – even provides audience members ... «Daily Review, Jul 15»
2
Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Combat Monsters', 'Marvel …
She's a berserker, so expect a little of the old ultra-violence when you take her out to play. You can now use Ice and Glory to buy card packs, ... «Touch Arcade, Jul 15»
3
What's happening for kids in the last week of the holidays?
... lively creations workshop at the North Rockhampton Library, Berserker St, from 10am to 11am on Thursday. For bookings phone 4936 8043. «Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Jul 15»
4
Trion Worlds Signs Devilian, Announcement Trailer Revealed
Set in the vast, persistent world of Aelkeina, Devilian invites you to play as a Berserker, Evoker, Cannoneer, or Shadowhunter. Each Class ... «Gamers Hell, Jul 15»
5
Firefighters monitoring vegetation fire in Berserker
Notice Event. News. Firefighters monitoring vegetation fire in Berserker. 6th Jul 2015 3:42 PM. 0 0. SHARE EMAIL PRINT. Use this content. Popular Stories. «Whitsunday Times, Jul 15»
6
Berserker - Breaking Thru The Borders
Berserker is a melodic metal band from Vilnius, who has joined the Crysella Records family to bring their music across the atlantic. The name of ... «Music Indistry News Network, Jul 15»
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Who Are Canada's Top Five Comic Book Characters, Eh?
With razor claws, berserker rage, and bloodlust he, keeps the peace at a cost of a henchmen or two's (or thousand's) limb. And yeah, he ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
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How to Train Your Dragon on Netflix Looks Like the Movies, but …
Defenders of Berk ended with Hiccup and his friends finally defeating the deranged Berserker chief, Dagur, with a little help from Alvin the ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Killing Floor 2 Review
Your character gets progression points too as you go up the ranks, for example the Berserker gets an increase in power and speed of their ... «Gamespresso, Jul 15»
10
Suncorp concedes defeat after flood maps clear Rocky home
Yesterday afternoon the council released detailed flood maps of the Berserker area after Suncorp Insurance cited "flood risks" for a substantial ... «Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Berserker [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/berserker>. Oct 2019 ».
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