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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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  • In most of them frequent Turcisms show, that the singer is familiar with the conquerors and their language.

    Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
  • Influenced by them, the emigrants and conquerors from the north also tried to be like the Romans.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • Such accusations came with a peculiarly bad grace from the conquerors.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • We shall enter it as conquerors, by dint of producing masterpieces.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Sarchedon could hardly be expected to keep pace with his conquerors on foot, and they took counsel accordingly.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • In the company of conquerors, Gobryas, the hearts of the followers beat high.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • We have shown briefly one of the many phases of tyrannical cruelty practised by the conquerors of the land.

    The Rover of the Andes R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for conquerors


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



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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