- Juan de [hwahn de] /ʰwɑn dɛ/, 1550?–1624, Spanish explorer who colonized New Mexico.
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Examples from the Web for onate
"I prefer the word patriot, senor," returned Onate, flushing.
In other words, Colonel Onate, are you one of the traitors involved in this rebellion?
Colonel Onate leaned forward and whispered something to General Carlo, who shook his head and frowned.
On Colonel Onate's face was a haggard look of fear—surely it was fear—that lifted in relief at the young man's brave challenge.
Onate was plainly puzzled at the summons to attend the governor, and mixed with his perplexity was a very evident anxiety.