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Definition of the noun banzai

What does banzai mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: banzais

  1. a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
    • example: We cried banzai at the news that he won the gold medal.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: cheer = a cry or shout of approval

Definition of the adjective banzai

What does banzai mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Thrill-seeking; wild.

Other definitions of banzai

What does banzai also mean?


  1. A cry or cheer of enthusiasm, or to celebrate victory.


Banzai is a town in Pinghe County in the south of Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It lies on the Huashan River about 40 minutes' drive from the county seat of Xiaoxi.

  • also known as 坂仔镇
  • part of China


Who is Banzai?

Banzai a.k.a. KaW: Kyle Andrew Ward, is an American electronic music composer from Vancouver, Washington who produces songs in many different genres, including dance, techno, trance, happy hardcore, and drum and bass. He is best known for his music in rhythm video games such as In The Groove and Pump It Up Pro.

  • read more about KaW


  1. Banzai is a musical group.
    • albums: "Banzai", "Duro y potente"
  2. Banzai is a musical group.
    • album: "Hora Nata"

There are other groups with in their name, like Bonanza Banzai, Banzai Fuzz Kings.


  1. Banzai is a fictional character from the 1994 film The Lion King.
  2. Banzai is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series.


  1. "Banzai" is the thirty-sixth single by B'z, released on May 5, 2004. This song is one of B'z many number-one singles in Oricon charts.
  2. "Banzai" is a musical album of Banzai & KaW.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  3. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzaï !" is a musical album of La Souris Déglinguée.
    • also known as Banzai !
    • released in (24 years ago)
  4. "Banzai" is a 2009 album by Kaela Kimura.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "BANZAI" is the 14th single from Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura.
  6. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzai!" is a 1991 album by Tigertailz. It is a collection of B sides and singles originally for Japan only.It includes a remake version of "Livin' without you", and a live version of "She'z too hot" from their first album Young and Crazy, and two covers: "Creeping Death" by Metallica and "Peace Sells" by Megadeth.
  7. "Banzai" a.k.a. "バンザイ" is a musical album of Ulfuls.
    • also known as バンザイ ~10th Anniversary Edition~, バンザイ~
    • released on (18 years ago)
  8. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzai!" is a musical album of Tigertailz.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  9. "BANZAI" is the 2004 single by B'z.
    • artist: B'z
    • released on (10 years ago)
  10. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzaï" is a musical album of Vladimir Cosma, soundtrack.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  11. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzai!" is a musical single of Erredupizer.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. "Banzai" a.k.a. "Banzaï" is a 1983 French film directed by Claude Zidi.
    • country: France
    • language: French
    • starring: Coluche
    • genres: Comedy, Adventure Film
    • released on (31 years ago)
  2. "Banzai" is a 1997 comedy film written by Enrico Vanzina and Carlo Vanzina and directed by Carlo Vanzina.


  1. Banzai a.k.a. Banzai!, officially stylized BANZAI!, is a discontinued shōnen manga anthology that was published in Germany by Carlsen Verlag, from November 2001 to December 2005. It debuted in November 2001 as a German language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump, published by Shueisha. In addition to various series from Weekly Shōnen Jump, the magazine serialized some original German manga-influenced comics, including Crewman 3. Issues also included educational articles to teach readers Japanese and columns with news updates on anime and manga series. Series published in the magazine were also published in tankōbon volumes under the Banzai! präsentiert and the highly popular series under the Best of Banzai! label. The name Banzai! came from the transliteration of 10,000 years, a traditional Japanese exclamation.
  2. Banzai was a British comedy gambling gameshow spoofing Japanese gameshows and general television style. It was produced by Radar, part of RDF Media. Each segment of the show was a silly or bizarre contest. Members of the viewing audience were encouraged to bet with each other on the outcome of each segment.
    • begun on and completed on (11 years ago)
    • country: United Kingdom
    • created by Gary Monaghan & Liam Moody
    • regular cast:
    • genres: Game show, Comedy
    • some of the awards:
        • British Academy Television Award for Best Innovation nomination for Lee Hupfield, Gary Monaghan, Myles Jenkins
        • British Academy Television Craft Award for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects nomination for Blue Source
        • British Academy Television Craft Award for Visual Effects And Graphic Design nomination for Blue Source
        • British Academy Television Craft Award for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects, received by Blue Source
        • British Academy Television Craft Award for Visual Effects And Graphic Design, received by Blue Source
        • British Academy Television Craft Award for Graphic Design (Banzai Jubilee Special) nomination for Blue Source
  3. Banzai is a Brooklyn-based quartet formed in April of 2004. The current line-up is Jesse Goldberg, Michael Gutterman, Max Coburn and Jonathan Edelstein (drums/vocals. Their eclectic sound is a complex mixture of the many genres of music the members listen to, ranging from funk to classical music to to dub music to punk rock.As with many bands, Banzai is against labelling themselves and emphasizes listening to the music or going to a show rather than putting a label on their music. Their wide array of influences can be seen on their Myspace. In early 2007, Banzai tied for first with Blondes Pass Out in a Battle of the Bands at the Knitting Factory.

Phrases with Banzai

Phrases starting with the word Banzai:

  1. banzai attack
  2. banzai charge

Phrases ending with the word Banzai:

  1. Neovalgus Banzai
  2. Charitovalgus Banzai
  3. Macrophthalmus Banzai
  4. Species Neovalgus Banzai
  5. Species Charitovalgus Banzai

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Banzai

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Google previewHawai'i Place Names (2002)

Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites by John R. K. Clark

Banzai is a Japanese word meaning "Ten Thousand Years" and is commonly used as a toast at festive occasions to wish someone a long life. In the past it has also been used as a war cry. During World War II, a banzai charge was a death- ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

bonsai, banzai. Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing dwarf shrubs; banzai is a Japanese salute, literally “May you live 10,000 years.

Google previewExcellence in Advertising (2009)

by Leslie Butterfield

The role of the proposition is to encapsulate the main thing you want to communicate, not to contain everything you want to say: m Do say: The Honda Banzai is the family coupé with great performance. El Don't say: The Honda Banzai coupé ...

Google previewDragon Ball Culture Volume 3 (2015)

Battle by Derek Padula

Banzai is a common word in Japanese vernacular, but its modern meaning of “Hurray!” that Pūaru shouts at the Tenkaichi Budōkai has a far‒ different meaning then its original intention. Banzai starts in India with the srivatza (卍) ...

Google previewThe 11th Airborne Brick (2011)

by Marvin Miller

The word banzai is a Japanese battle cry for the troops making a mass infantry charge. They are suicide attacks to either avoid surrender and dishonor or as a final attempt to maximize the odds of victory. There were 53 Japs that day in the ...

Google previewJapan to-day (1902)

by Alfred Stead

Banzai is the royal cry of acclamation in Japan, and 22. japan,. Our. New. Ally.

Google previewChristian Register (1904)

Banzai is the cry ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

n, -Z banzai BR 'banzAI AM 'banzai baobab BR 'belo(ts)bab, 'batsbab, -z AM 'belo bab, ...

Google previewJapan at War: An Encyclopedia (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Louis G. Perez

Banzai (“1,000 Years”): Traditionally the salute to the emperor repeated three times; akin to “Long Live the Emperor.” Because of wartime newsreels, for American audiences “Banzai” became emblematic of Japan like “Heil Hitler” was for ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

banzai lap a lap of a motor-racing course taken particularly.

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Banzai Charge A wild, frontal Japanese attack aimed at killing as many enemy as possible while dying in battle. The charge, usually a desperate final act when facing certain defeat, got its name from the battle cry Tenno laeika banzai! (“Long ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

CHARGE, GREETING banzai... baobab TREE, FIBER leaves, dried/powdered LALO baptism Kill , NAMING, INITIATION. PURIFICATION for example SACRAMENT of tire TEST, ORDEAL baptismal basin FONT, ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

banzai /'banzai/ c» noun (banzais) o exclamation 1 a Japanese battle- cry and salute to the emperor. 2 a Japanese exclamation of joy used on happy ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

attacking fiercely and recklessly: a banzai charge. bap•tist | ebæptist| • n. 1 (Baptist) a member ofa Protestant Christian denomination advocating baptism only of adult believers by total immersion. Baptists form one of the ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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