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[par-uh-dawr; Spanish pah-rah-th awr]
noun, plural pa·ra·dors; Spanish pa·ra·do·res [pah-rah-th aw-res] /ˌpɑ rɑˈðɔ rɛs/.
  1. a government-sponsored inn in Spain, usually in a scenic or historic area, that offers lodging and meals at reasonable prices.
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Origin of parador

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

  • There is no gilded luxury in a Parador, but at least we felt sure we were welcome.

    Northern Spain

    Edgar T. A. Wigram

  • A parador is a hotel where the diligences stop for meals, and may also be a fonda.

  • The landlord of the Parador was a jovial, bustling man—a type not Spanish but purely Catalan.

    The White Plumes of Navarre

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for parador


noun plural -dors or -dores
  1. a state-run hotel in Spain
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Word Origin for parador

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