- An·to·nio Jo·sé de [ahn-taw-nyaw haw-se th e] /ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ hɔˈsɛ ðɛ/, 1793–1830, Venezuelan general and South American liberator: 1st president of Bolivia 1826–28.
- a city in and the official capital of Bolivia, in the S part.
- (lowercase) a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Ecuador, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: S.
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Examples from the Web for sucre
Bolivia: Sucre, one of Bolivia's capitals, is crawling with students looking for a good time.Which Country Should Snowden Live In?
July 7, 2013
The victory of General Sucre at Ayacucho terminated the struggle.The Argentine in the Twentieth Century
Albert B. Martinez
When she openly ate a stick of sucre d'orge after this, I said nothing.In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Coal and asphalt are also found in large quantities in the Department of Sucre.
Sucre du pomme, by the by, is a very nice candy made in sticks of various sizes from sugar and the drippings of the cider apples.Our Little French Cousin
Sucre's name is one of those most intimately and gloriously associated with the history of the youthful State.South America
W. H. Koebel
- the former standard monetary unit of Ecuador (before the adoption of the US dollar in 2000), divided into 100 centavos
C19: after Antonio José de Sucre
- the legal capital of Bolivia, in the south central part of the country in the E Andes: university (1624). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1839): Chuquisaca
- Antonio José de (anˈtonjo xoˈse de). 1795–1830, South American liberator, born in Venezuela, who assisted Bolivar in the colonial revolt against Spain; first president of Bolivia (1826–28)
Word Origin and History for sucre
monetary unit of Ecuador, 1886, named for Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper