Definitions

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  • n. Someone who conquers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who conquers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who conquers, or gains a victory over, any opposing force; specifically, one who subdues or subjugates a nation or nations by military power.
  • n. Synonyms See victor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is victorious by force of arms

Etymologies

Old French conquereor, from conquerre, (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How the conqueror is adored: Now have come salvation, strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his

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  • A conqueror is a determined player who takes a million men for chips and the whole world for baize.

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  • David, a great warrior and conqueror, is not permitted to build the Temple; it is his son

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  • Perhaps a conqueror is riding home from battle – and they are hanging them out to do honour to him.

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  • They yield the obedience which the conqueror is entitled to exact from the conquered.

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  • It was still in the power of Chosroes to obtain a reasonable peace; and he was repeatedly pressed by the messengers of Heraclius to spare the blood of his subjects, and to relieve a humane conqueror from the painful duty of carrying fire and sword through the fairest countries of Asia.

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  • His conqueror was a young Russian named Alexander Alekhine, who refused to believe Capablanca could not be beaten.

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  • Ernest was rocked to sleep that night by the ebb and flow of thoughts and resolutions and plans for his future conduct, whereas Canalis slept the sleep of the conqueror, which is the sweetest of slumbers after that of the just.

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  • He was a retired conqueror, that is to say, one who having in his more youthful days led a life of constant foray and depredation, now that he was grown feeble and superannuated, “languished for repose,” and desired nothing more than to live at peace with all the world, to husband his laurels, and to enjoy in quiet the possessions he had wrested from his neighbors.

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  • In the scale of public and personal merit, the Gothic conqueror is at least as much above Valentinian, as he may seem inferior to Trajan.] 62 Vit.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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