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conqueror

[kong-ker-er]
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noun
  1. a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor.
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Origin of conqueror

1250–1300; Middle English conquerour < Anglo-French; Old French conquereor, equivalent to conquer- conquer + -eor < Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator

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vanquisher, winner.
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  • Another honour, of greater import, was withheld from the conquerors.

  • That night, she lay awake for one rapt hour, and then she slept the sleep of conquerors.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Influenced by them, the emigrants and conquerors from the north also tried to be like the Romans.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • We shall enter it as conquerors, by dint of producing masterpieces.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Next as to the slain; ought the conquerors, I said, to take anything but their armour?


British Dictionary definitions for conquerors

Conqueror

noun
  1. William the. See William I
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Word Origin and History for conquerors

conqueror

n.

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.

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