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 (bō-lē′vär, bŏl′ə-vər)
n. pl. bo·li·vars or bo·li·va·res (bō-lē′vä-rĕs′)
See Table at currency.

[American Spanish bolívar, after Simón Bolívar.]
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(ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar)
(Biography) Simon (siˈmon). 1783–1830, South American soldier and liberator. He drove the Spaniards from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and hoped to set up a republican confederation, but was prevented by separatist movements in Venezuela and Colombia (1829–30). Upper Peru became a separate state and was called Bolivia in his honour


(ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar)
n, pl -vars or -vares (-βares)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos
[named after Simon Bolivar]
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or bol•í•var

(ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr)

n., pl. bol•i•vars, bo•lí•va•res (ˌbɒl əˈvɑr eɪs, bəˈli vɑˌreɪs)
the basic monetary unit of Venezuela.
[1880–85; < American Spanish, after S. Bolívar]


(ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr)

Si•món (ˈsaɪ mən, siˈmoʊn) ( “El Libertador” ), 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bolívar - the basic unit of money in Venezuelabolivar - the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos
centimo - a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spain
Venezuelan monetary unit - monetary unit of Venezuela
2.Bolívar - Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish ruleBolivar - Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)
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SHOPPERS IN VENEZUELA needed a stack of 9.5 million bolivar fuertes--equal to just $1.45 U.S.--to buy one kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of steak earlier this year.
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