from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of hacendado.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The sudden shock snapped her mainmast like a pipe-stem, but, as no one was injured, in a twinkling the boats were overboard, crammed with women and children, while a stage was rigged from the bows to the strand, so that the males, the crew and the luggage were soon in charge of my old _haciendado_.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • "Perhaps, Father Dominic," he suggested in Spanish and employing the old-fashioned courtly tone of the _haciendado_, "you will permit me the great honor of entertaining you."

    The Pride of Palomar

  • I had brought letters to a wealthy haciendado, one Julian Perea, I anticipated an unusual degree of hospitality.

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • They had started at dawn with the intention of breakfasting with the courtly old haciendado, who frequently visited at the Post.

    Philip Dru Administrator : a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935

  • With many shakings of the hand, voluble protestations of joy at their delivery from the desert, and callings on God to witness that the girl had performed a miracle, the haciendado gave them food and cooling drinks, and with gentle insistence, had his servants, wife and daughters show them to their rooms.

    Philip Dru Administrator : a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935

  • The haciendado said it had belonged to his family since the time of Cortes, and he had not the least desire to sell, besides it was at the very least worth

    Six Months in Mexico

  • A few years ago a haciendado, or cultivator, in the vale of Piura, lost 42,000 sheep; the usual flood, without which the necessary fodder could not be raised, did not come on at the proper time.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

  • Some rich _haciendado_, who had been at the laying of the foundation-stone, on return to his country house, taking a friend along with him.

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • Since his arrival at the hacienda, Don Estevan, in presence of the other guests, had scarce found an opportunity to speak with the _haciendado_ on business that concerned both of them.

    Wood Rangers The Trappers of Sonora

  • "It is right," said the haciendado, who like all dwellers upon the frontiers exposed to Indian incursions, nourished in his heart a hatred for the savages almost equal to that of Diaz himself.

    Wood Rangers The Trappers of Sonora


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.