pa·​ra·​dor | \ ˌpä-rä-ˈt͟hȯr How to pronounce parador (audio) \
plural paradores\ ˌpä-​ˈt͟hȯr-​ās How to pronounce parador (audio) \ or paradors

Definition of parador

: a usually government-operated hostelry found especially in Spain

Examples of parador in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Parador de Santiago de Compostela," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of parador

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parador

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

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“Parador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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