conquistador

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noun con·quis·ta·dor \kän-ˈkē-stə-ˌdȯr, kən- also -ˈkwi-, -ˈki-\

Definition of conquistador

plural

conquistadores

play \(ˌ)kän-ˌkē-stə-ˈdȯr-ēz, -ˈdȯr-ˌās, kən-; (ˌ)kän-ˌkwi-, -ˌki-\ or

conquistadors

  1. :  one that conquers; specifically :  a leader in the Spanish conquest of America and especially of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century

Origin and Etymology of conquistador

Spanish, ultimately from Latin conquirere —see conquer


First Known Use: 1830


CONQUISTADOR Defined for English Language Learners

conquistador

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noun con·quis·ta·dor \kän-ˈkē-stə-ˌdȯr, kən- also -ˈkwi-, -ˈki-\

Definition of conquistador for English Language Learners

  • : a leader in the Spanish conquests of America, Mexico, and Peru in the 16th century


CONQUISTADOR Defined for Kids

conquistador

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noun con·quis·ta·dor \kän-ˈkē-stə-ˌdȯr\

Definition of conquistador for Students

plural

conquistadores

\-ˌkē-stə-ˈdȯr-ēz\ or

conquistadors

  1. :  a leader in the Spanish conquest especially of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century


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