- one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
Origin of conquistador
Examples from the Web for conquistadores
Not long after the Spanish conquistadores explored the region for gold, they began snatching Apaches and other natives as slaves.The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo
December 5, 2012
The next century after Columbus was called the Age of the Conquistadores.Getting to know Spain
Here are the Conquistadores grouped, Cortes and his associates.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
Why was their civilization decadent, finished when the conquistadores discovered it?Gladiator
Horses were not known in Anahuac until after the advent of the Conquistadores.Mexico
He would grind down the people as the Conquistadores did their ancestors.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 1 (of 3)
- an adventurer or conqueror, esp one of the Spanish conquerors of the New World in the 16th century
Word Origin and History for conquistadores
1830, from Spanish conquistador, literally "conqueror," noun of action from conquistar "to conquer," from Vulgar Latin conquistare, from Latin conquistus, past participle of conquirere "to seek for" (see conquer).