[kahr-lohs, -luh s; Spanish kahr-laws]
  1. Don [don; Spanish dawn] /dɒn; Spanish dɔn/, Carlos Maria Isidro de Borbón, 1788–1855, pretender to the Spanish throne.
  2. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for carlos

Contemporary Examples of carlos

Historical Examples of carlos

  • Not that it was necessary, for Charmion and Carlos knew what was in his mind.

  • "Carlos Inverness and party," announced the guard from the doorway.

    The Death-Traps of FX-31

    Sewell Peaslee Wright

  • Carlos and his son Ferdinand were engaged in an unseemly quarrel.

    A Short History of Spain

    Mary Platt Parmele

  • "To me it looks as if we should drown," Carlos said at one point, very quietly.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • He showed a glimmer of light down the ladder—Carlos and Castro descended.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

British Dictionary definitions for carlos


  1. Don. full name Carlos María Isidro de Borbón. 1788–1855, second son of Charles IV: pretender to the Spanish throne and leader of the Carlists.
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Word Origin and History for carlos


Spanish form of the Germanic masculine proper name that is represented in English by Charles.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper