pa·​ra·​dor ˌpä-rä-ˈt͟hȯr How to pronounce parador (audio)
plural paradores ˌpä-ˈt͟hȯr-ās How to pronounce parador (audio) or paradors
: a usually government-operated hostelry found especially in Spain

Examples of parador in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is, to become a parador in Puerto Rico, a property must adhere to four main requirements. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2022 Also known as Hostal dos Reis Católicos, this famous Spanish parador began as a hospital in 1499 to give refuge to the many pilgrims coming into Santiago Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History


Spanish, inn, from parar to stop, lodge for the night, from Latin parare to prepare — more at pare

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parador was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Parador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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