conqueror

noun con·quer·or \ ˈkäŋ-kər-ər \

Definition of conqueror

plural conquerors
: one who conquers : one who wins a country in war, subdues or subjugates a people, or overcomes an adversary
  • The year 1570 brought yet another conqueror, the Ottoman Empire.
  • —Alan Weisman
  • In Cleopatra … the Roman conqueror met his equal, at least for proud independence and clear-eyed ruthlessness.
  • —Ingrid D. Rowland
  • William the Conqueror

First Known Use of conqueror

14th century

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CONQUEROR Defined for Kids

conqueror

noun con·quer·or \ ˈkäŋ-kər-ər \

Definition of conqueror for Students

: a person who gains something by force


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