Adjective "karate" definition and examples

(Karate may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


An oriental system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practised as a sport.
  1. 'It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.'
  2. 'I have a blackbelt in karate, but that doesn't prepare you for all that wire work.'
  3. 'The karate practitioners spar with each other while kick boxers flex and twist their limbs.'
  4. 'Chris gained his black belt in both karate and judo almost 25 years ago.'
  5. 'Abdel practises karate at the Nahadha Sports Club near Baghdad's city centre.'
  6. 'Samantha has trained in karate and helps to teach other youngsters the martial art.'
  7. 'He was already highly skilled in the martial arts, having obtained a black belt in karate.'
  8. 'First we did judo and karate, then Zacarias played handball and I played basketball.'
  9. 'Then she hired a fourth degree black belt in karate and did martial arts training.'
  10. 'She whomps the male agents in the gym in karate and judo workouts and packs a mean punch.'

More definitions

1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker's body with the hands, elbows, knees, or feet.Compare judo, jujitsu.

2. a sport based on this method of self-defense.

More examples(as adjective)

"kicks can be karate."

"fathers can be karate."

"enthusiasts can be karate."

"coaches can be karate."


Japanese, from kara ‘empty’ + te ‘hand’.