El Dorado


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El Do·ra·do 1

 (də-rä′dō, -rā′-)
A legendary city or historical region of the New World, often thought to be in South America, that was fabled for its great wealth of gold and precious jewels and eagerly sought by 16th- and 17th-century explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh.

El Do·ra·do 2

 (də-rä′dō, -rā′-)
n.
A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity.

[After El Dorado1.]

El Dorado

(ɛl dɒˈrɑːdəʊ; Spanish ɛl doˈraðo)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a fabled city in South America, rich in treasure and sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century
2. Also: eldorado any place of great riches or fabulous opportunity
[C16: from Spanish, literally: the gilded (place)]

El Do•ra•do

(ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ-)
n.
1. a legendary city of South America sought by the early Spanish explorers for its treasure, esp. gold.
2. any place offering great wealth.

El Dorado

- A place offering fabulous wealth or opportunity (after the legendary place in South America, "the gilded one").
See also related terms for opportunity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.El Dorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunityEl Dorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Translations

El Dorado

, eldorado
n pl <-dos> → (El)dorado nt, → Paradies nt (fig)
References in classic literature ?
This was the precious scheme to make your fortune, was it; this was the secret certain source of wealth in which I was to have sunk my money (if I had been the fool you took me for); this was your inexhaustible mine of gold, your El Dorado, eh?
Could I but succeed in once breaking down the barrier of religious superstition which had kept the red races from this El Dorado it would be a fitting memorial to the immortal virtues of my Princess--I should have again served Barsoom and Dejah Thoris' martyrdom would not have been in vain.
And yet he was serious; he was fascinated by Newman's plain prose version of the legend of El Dorado.
of El Dorado, first heard the idea of providing a free college education for every graduate of El Dorado High School, he thought it was "a great thought, but totally impractical.
The Meeting will commence at Project Site, El Dorado Hills WWTP, 4625 Latrobe Road, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.
Therma-Flite expands facility in El Dorado, Arkansas providing opportunity for growth in the local community.
California's El Dorado County was once part of a thriving commercial pear-growing region.
Born in El Dorado, AR, Dollar earned a Bachelor in Industry Management from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR.
announced its 20-year program to provide college scholarships to every graduating senior in the El Dorado School District, the school system has seen two straight years of rising enrollment, following years of steady declines.
The name El Dorado dates back to a legend that began in the 1530s in South America.
At El Dorado Avenue Elementary School in Sylmar, an asphalt-covered lot will be transformed into a literacy garden with patio and fountains, where students and their reading mentors can relax and open a book together.
To solve the problem, it plans to sell a concession to operate the country's largest airport, Bogota's El Dorado International Airport.