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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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  • Then after the first wave of conquerors come the second wave made up of settlers.
  • In contrast to other churches that had been seized and converted into mosques, the conquerors refrained from changing its name.
  • The great conquerors of the past treated the conquered well.
  • So he decided to explore it, and use one of history's conquerors as his guide.
  • Having suffered much at the hands of foreign conquerors it is logical that they seek to enhance their military capabilities.
  • The conquerors were learning more about one another.
  • Only tourists cling to the coast, along with pirates and conquerors and other sailors of blemished.
  • At the base of the column are statues of the conquerors on horseback.
  • They are descendants of animals that came ashore with colonists and conquerors.
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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