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. It is true, however, that though to accept an "opening" in an American mercantile house might be a bold, original, and in its consequences extremely agreeable thing to do, he did not quite see himself objectively doing it.
Police in El Dorado County, California, announced Sunday that they had found a vehicle belonging to Heather Gumina, 33, a mother of three who has been missing since July 15.
A number of Arkansas cities--including El Dorado, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana--are either considering or are taking steps toward creating "entertainment districts" that would allow the open carry of alcohol.
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PacWest Bancorp announced the termination of the previously announced definitive agreement to acquire El Dorado Savings Bank.
As one of a very few modern-era grape growers and winemakers in El Dorado County in the early 1970s, MacCready was a promoter of the county as a promising wine growing region.
California, US-based PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) has agreed to acquire federally chartered savings bank El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B.