Conquistador definition

kŏng-kēstə-dôr, kŏn-kwĭstə-
A conqueror, especially one of the 16th-century Spanish soldiers who defeated the Indian civilizations of Mexico, Central America, or Peru.
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Any of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico, Peru, or other parts of America in the 16th cent.
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A conqueror, but especially one of the Spanish soldiers that invaded Central and South America in the 16th century and defeated the Incas and Aztecs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conquistador
Plural:
conquistadores, conquistadors

Origin of conquistador

  • Spanish from conquistar to conquer from Vulgar Latin conquīsītāre frequentative of Latin conquīrere to procure conquer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish conquistador.

    From Wiktionary