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Meaning of “karate” in the English Dictionary

"karate" in British English

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karatenoun [U]

uk   /kəˈrɑː.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
a ​sport, ​originally from Japan, in which ​peoplefight using ​theirarms, ​legs, ​hands, and ​feet. The ​level of ​skill a ​person has is ​shown by what ​colourbelt they ​wear.
(Definition of karate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"karate" in American English

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karatenoun [U]

 us   /kəˈrɑ·t̬i/
a ​method of ​fighting that uses ​fast, hard ​hits with the ​hands or ​feet
(Definition of karate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “karate”
in Korean 가라테…
in Arabic كاراتيه…
in Malaysian karate…
in French karaté…
in Russian карате…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空手道(源於日本的一種徒手武術)…
in Italian karatè…
in Turkish karate…
in Polish karate…
in Spanish kárate…
in Vietnamese môn võ Ka ra te…
in Portuguese caratê…
in Thai ศิลปะการป้องกันตัวของประเทศญี่ปุ่น, คาราเต้…
in German das Karate…
in Catalan karate…
in Japanese 空手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空手道(源于日本的一种徒手武术)…
in Indonesian karate…
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