[ val-uh-duh-lid; Spanish vah-yah-thaw-leeth ]

  1. a city in northern Spain, northwest of Madrid: Columbus died here 1506.

Words Nearby Valladolid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Valladolid in a sentence

  • Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the new world, died at Valladolid in Spain, aged about 70.

  • Though he lacked the highest moral courage, his physical bravery was proven on many a stricken field from Valladolid to Warsaw.

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  • In the year 1548 the father Ermitanyo came to Valladolid to begin Christianity.

  • The Kupuls were the family who reigned in the eastern province, where Valladolid was founded.

  • The college of Valladolid was the scene of his student life.

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British Dictionary definitions for Valladolid


/ (Spanish baʎaðoˈlið) /

  1. a city in NW Spain: residence of the Spanish court in the 16th century; university (1346). Pop: 321 143 (2003 est)

  2. the former name (until 1828) of Morelia

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