pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-(ˌ)blō How to pronounce pueblo (audio) ; pü-ˈe-, pyü-\
plural pueblos

Definition of pueblo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the communal dwelling of an American Indian village of Arizona, New Mexico, and adjacent areas consisting of contiguous flat-roofed stone or adobe houses in groups sometimes several stories high
b : an American Indian village of the southwestern U.S.
2 capitalized : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern U.S.


geographical name
Pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-ˌblo How to pronounce Pueblo (audio) \

Definition of Pueblo (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Arkansas River in southeast central Colorado population 106,595

Examples of pueblo in a Sentence

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Environmentalists, archaeologists and a coalition of pueblo leaders from elsewhere in New Mexico repeatedly have called for a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the area. Washington Post, "US land managers shift position on Chaco protection bill," 6 June 2019 Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Price: $3,800,000 Another week, another Santa Fe pueblo-style beauty. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Stunning Pueblo Revival home asks $3.8M," 23 Aug. 2018 Quisieron poner a prueba lealtades-de la Fuerza Armada y del pueblo sobre todo- y ya ven que somos infranqueables a la hora de defender nuestro proceso revolucionario y a nuestro líder @NicolasMaduro El fascismo No pasará. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survives alleged drone attack in Caracas," 5 Aug. 2018 Purchase bread baked in a pueblo oven called a horno and handmade crafts, including silver jewelry, mica-flecked pottery, and moccasins and drums made of animal hides. - - - Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Est. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 The pueblo closes for special religious events and for 10 weeks from late winter to early spring. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 In the 1790s, Jose Vicente Feliz, a former soldier who had led the earliest Spanish settlers into the new pueblo of Los Angeles—and who later served as de facto mayor of the tiny town—was granted 6,677 acres of rancho land for his services. Hadley Meares, Los Angeles Magazine, "Who Was That? The People Behind Famous L.A. Place Names," 20 June 2018 Although the park encompasses the largest pueblo, hundreds of smaller sites dot a 100,000-square-kilometer area surrounding the point where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. April Reese, Science | AAAS, "Drilling boom threatens web of ancient roads in Southwest," 16 May 2018 Also defeated in semi-official returns was Proposition 3, that would have given the council authority to dispose of more than 1,800 acres of city pueblo lands. sandiegouniontribune.com, "April 19, 1961: First councilwoman elected," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pueblo


1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pueblo


Spanish, village, literally, people, from Latin populus

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English Language Learners Definition of pueblo

: a group of Native American homes that have flat roofs and that were used in the past in the southwestern U.S.
: a member of any of several groups of Native Americans from the southwestern U.S.


pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-blō How to pronounce pueblo (audio) \
plural pueblos

Kids Definition of pueblo

1 : an American Indian village of Arizona or New Mexico made up of groups of stone or adobe houses with flat roofs
2 capitalized : a member of any of several American Indian peoples of Arizona or New Mexico

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