s. bolívar


[bol-uh-ver, buh-lee-vahr; Spanish baw-lee-vahr]
Simón [sahy-muhn; Spanish see-mawn] , ("El Libertador") 1783–1830, Venezuelan statesman: leader of revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule.
a mountain in W Venezuela, in the Cordillera Mérida: highest elevation in Venezuela. 16,411 feet (5007 meters).
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bolívar (ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː, Spanish boˈliβar)
n , pl -vars, -vares
the standard monetary unit of Venezuela, equal to 100 céntimos
[named after Simon Bolivar]

Bolivar (ˈbɒlɪˌvɑː, Spanish boˈliβar)
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

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