parador

[ par-uh-dawr; Spanish pah-rah-th awr ]
/ ˈpær əˌdɔr; Spanish ˌpɑ rɑˈðɔr /
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noun, plural pa·ra·dors; Spanish pa·ra·do·res [pah-rah-th aw-res] /ˌpɑ rɑˈðɔ rɛs/.

a government-sponsored inn in Spain, usually in a scenic or historic area, that offers lodging and meals at reasonable prices.

Nearby words

  1. paradise regained,
  2. paradise valley,
  3. paradisiacal,
  4. paradiso,
  5. paradoctor,
  6. parados,
  7. paradox,
  8. paradoxical,
  9. paradoxical contraction,
  10. paradoxical diaphragm phenomenon

Origin of parador

1835–45; < Spanish: wayside inn, hostelry, equivalent to par(ar) to stop (see parade) + -ador -ator

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British Dictionary definitions for parador

parador

/ (ˈpærədɔː, Spanish ˈparaðor) /

noun plural -dors or -dores

a state-run hotel in Spain

Word Origin for parador

Spanish

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