conquistador

[ kon-kwis-tuh-dawr, kong-; Spanish kawng-kees-tah-th awr ]SEE DEFINITION OF conquistador

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Fortune on this occasion favoured the Conquistador in a remarkable way.

And now the time arrives when the star of the Conquistador is to wane and set.

He was the conquistador out of date—the gold-seeker run to seed.

He is one of the conquistador type, who first lost his way in literature.

So the Spanish conquistador may have looked who took the place in the sixteenth century.

After a considerable delay, Dias was sent out as “Conquistador” of the territory recently visited by him.

I went to Mexico a conquistador, I left it a child of time, who had learned to smile; and I left some millions behind me, too.

The Conquistador's bones repose in the land which, with so much intrepidity and ruthlessness, he won for Spain.

Grown old, disgusted with life, and betrayed by fortune, the "conquistador" had no longer anything to expect from government.

The conquistador nearly always risked much of his own before he set sail from his native land.

WORD ORIGIN

1830, from Spanish conquistador, literally "conqueror," noun of action from conquistar "to conquer," from Vulgar Latin conquistare, from Latin conquistus, past participle of conquirere "to seek for" (see conquer).

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nounone who has captured a person or thing
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