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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. 2017.
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  • So he just sat there, quivering, bleeding, battered—but a conqueror.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • Like the tomb of William the conqueror at Caen, it disappeared long ago.

  • She was not a conqueror of nations or a distributor of crowns, but a giver of alms.

  • What difference is there between the figure of the conqueror and that of the pirate?

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • This is not recorded in history: the conqueror of Percy is unknown.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
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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