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[kas-troh; Spanish kahs-traw] /ˈkæs troʊ; Spanish ˈkɑs trɔ/
[sip-ree-ah-noh;; Spanish see-pree-ah-naw] /ˌsɪp riˈɑ noʊ;; Spanish ˌsi priˈɑ nɔ/ (Show IPA),
1858?–1924, Venezuelan military and political leader: president 1901–08; exiled 1908.
Fidel [fi-del;; Spanish fee-th el] /fɪˈdɛl;; Spanish fiˈðɛl/ (Show IPA), (Fidel Castro Ruz) born 1927, Cuban revolutionary and political leader: prime minister 1959–76 and president 1976–2008. Unabridged
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  • Our firm is Morton & Son: in business we are one, Mr. Castro.

  • "Don't you so much as squeak, Mr. Castro," a voice whispered in my ear.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The scheme was big and expensive; the stream it was necessary to harness so as to bring it to Castro, was far away.

    Csar or Nothing Po Baroja Baroja
  • He showed a glimmer of light down the ladder—Carlos and Castro descended.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • What might have happened if Castro had remained much longer in charge, may be guessed.

British Dictionary definitions for Castro


/ˈkæstrəʊ; Spanish ˈkastro/
Fidel (fɪˈdɛl; Spanish fiˈðɛl). full name Fidel Castro Ruz. born 1927, Cuban revolutionary and statesman: led the communist overthrow of the Batista dictatorship in 1959; prime minister (1959–76), president (1976–2008)
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