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[kong-ker-er] /ˈkɒŋ kər ər/
a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor.
Origin of conqueror
1250-1300; Middle English conquerour < Anglo-French; Old French conquereor, equivalent to conquer- conquer + -eor < Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator
vanquisher, winner. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for conqueror
  • One continent conqueror looks after the interest of another.
  • He begins with advice with what to do when one is at the mercy of a conqueror.
  • It was customary for visitors to kneel in respect to the great conqueror.
  • From this time the conqueror treated him with honour.
  • Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.
  • It is what comes after that truly tests the resolve of the conqueror and slowly drains away victory.
  • Unfortunately, this putative conqueror of the common cold loses its potency rather quickly when exposed to air.
British Dictionary definitions for conqueror


William the. See William I
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for conqueror

c.1300, from Anglo-French conquerour, Old French conquereor, from Old French conquerre (see conquer). Another early form was conquestor. William the Conqueror so called from early 12c. in Anglo-Latin: Guillelmus Magus id est conquæstor rex Anglorum.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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