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con·quis·ta·dor

 (kŏng-kē′stə-dôr′, kŏn-kwĭs′tə-)
n. pl. con·quis·ta·dors or con·quis·ta·dor·es (-dôr′ās, -ēz)
A conqueror, especially one of the 16th-century Spanish soldiers who defeated the Indian civilizations of Mexico, Central America, or Peru.

[Spanish, from conquistar, to conquer, from Vulgar Latin *conquīsītāre, frequentative of Latin conquīrere, to procure; see conquer.]

conquistador

(kɒnˈkwɪstəˌdɔː; Spanish konkistaˈðor)
n, pl -dors or -dores (Spanish -ˈðores)
(Historical Terms) an adventurer or conqueror, esp one of the Spanish conquerors of the New World in the 16th century
[C19: from Spanish, from conquistar to conquer; see conquest]

con•quis•ta•dor

(kɒŋˈkwɪs təˌdɔr, -ˈkis-)

n., pl. conquistadors, con•quis•ta•do•res (kɒŋˌkis təˈdɔr iz, -eɪz)
one of the Spanish conquerors of the Americas, esp. of Mexico and Peru, in the 16th century.
[1540–50; < Sp, =conquist(ar) to conquer + -ador -ator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conquistador - an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)conquistador - an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
explorer, adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)

conquistador

noun
One that conquers:
Translations

conquistador

[kɒnˈkwɪstədɔːʳ] Nconquistador m

conquistador

[kɒnˈkwɪstədɔːr] (pl) nconquistador m
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