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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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References in classic literature ?
His three great admirations were Napoleon, Bolivar, and Beranger.
I checked again the exchange rate the dollar was now at 2,200 bolivars.By the time my passport was stamped, crossed customs and came out of the airport, the dollar was at 2,500.
Maduro said one Petro would be worth USD60, or 360 million bolivars. The move essentially devaluated the currency by 96 percent.
The lowest represents the buying power of 200,000 current bolivars while the highest stands in for 50 million.
Officially the exchange rate in Venezuela is 10 bolivars to the dollar.
A new batch of currency was due to arrive Sunday afternoon, including notes up to 20,000 bolivars ($2,001.99), but the planes were rerouted, ( teleSur reported.
He raised the price of 95-octane gasoline from .097 bolivars a liter to 6 bolivars per liter, and 91-octane gasoline from 0.07 bolivars to 1 bolivar per liter.
Airlines had the equivalent of $3.9 billion stuck in bolivars as of April as they struggled to repatriate revenue from ticket sales, according to the International Air Transport Association.
The debt stems from Venezuela's strict exchange rate controls, which require airlines to sell tickets in bolivars on the government promise to reimburse them in dollars at the official rate of 6.3 to the dollar.
Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar.
The firebrand leftist leader announced Friday that non-essential imports would be subjected to an exchange rate of 4.3 bolivars per dollar, a doubling from 2.15 per dollar today.