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bolivar

[bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr] /ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr; Spanish bɔˈli vɑr/
noun, plural bolivars Spanish, bolivares
[baw-lee-vah-res] /ˌbɔ liˈvɑ rɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a coin and monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 centimos.
Abbreviation: B.
Origin of bolivar
1880-1885
1880-85; < American Spanish, after S. Bolívar

Bolívar

[bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr] /ˈbɒl ə vər, bəˈli vɑr; Spanish bɔˈli vɑr/
noun
1.
Simón
[sahy-muh n;; Spanish see-mawn] /ˈsaɪ mən;; Spanish siˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("El Libertador") 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
2.
Pico, a mountain in W Venezuela, in the Cordillera Mérida: highest elevation in Venezuela. 16,411 feet (5007 meters).
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  • All night long the crowd stood about the ruins of the bridge which had been swept away at bolivar.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • We got as far as bolivar, and I tell you it is a terrible sight.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Both fought by the side of bolivar at the great battle of Junin, which crowned the patriot army with victory.

    The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
  • A bit of heroism is related by one of the telegraph operators at bolivar.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Why were we moving so far to the north of bolivar, and on such an extraordinary road?

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
  • He took the first train home from bolivar and got home about 9.30.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Maryland, London and bolivar Heights come together, and from the tops of their heights to the river level is hundreds of feet.

British Dictionary definitions for bolivar

Bolivar

/ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar/
noun
1.
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

bolívar

/ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː; Spanish boˈliβar/
noun (pl) -vars, -vares (-βares)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos
Word Origin
named after Simon Bolivar
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