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

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Origin and Etymology of conquistador

Spanish, ultimately from Latin conquirere —see conquer


CONQUISTADOR Defined for English Language Learners

conquistador

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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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