Pueblo definition

pwĕblō
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A member of any of the peoples inhabiting pueblos, as a Zuni or Hopi.
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Any Indian village in the SW U.S.
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(place) City in SC Colo., on the Arkansas River.
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A city of southeast-central Colorado south of Colorado Springs on the Arkansas River. It was founded in the mid-1800s and grew as a coal-mining center.
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In Spanish America, a village or town.
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In the Philippines, a municipality; town or township.
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The definition of a pueblo is an communal village of Latin Americans, Southwest US Indians or Spanish Americans.

An example of a pueblo is a group of Native Americans living in a small community.

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A permanent village or community of any of the Pueblo peoples, typically consisting of multilevel adobe or stone apartment dwellings of terraced design clustered around a central plaza.
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Any of some 25 Native American peoples, including the Hopi, Zuni, and Taos, living in established villages in northern and western New Mexico and northeast Arizona. The Pueblo are considered to be descendants of the cliff dwellers and are noted for their skilled craft in pottery, basketry, weaving, and metalworking.
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A member of any of these peoples.
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A community in Spain or Spanish America, especially one of Pueblo Indians living in a stone or adobe multi-storey building. [from 19th c.]
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A type of communal village built by certain Amerindian peoples of the SW U.S. and parts of Latin America, consisting of one or more flat-roofed structures of stone or adobe, arranged in terraces and housing a number of families.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pueblo
Plural:
pueblos

Origin of pueblo

  • American Spanish from Spanish people, pueblo from Latin populus people public

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

  • From Spanish pueblo, from Latin populus.

    From Wiktionary