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Meaning of "El Dorado" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EL DORADO

From Spanish, literally: the gilded (place).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EL DORADO

El Dorado  [ɛl dɒˈrɑːdəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EL DORADO

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
El Dorado is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EL DORADO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

El Dorado

El Dorado

El Dorado, originally El Hombre Dorado, El Indio Dorado, or El Rey Dorado, is the term used by Europeans to describe a tribal chief of the Muisca native people of Colombia, South America, who as an initiation rite, covered himself with gold dust and dove into Lake Guatavita. Later, it became the name of a legendary "Lost City of Gold", also known as Manõa, that fascinated explorers since the days of the Spanish conquistadors and was supposedly located on Lake Parime in the highlands of Guyana, South America. Imagined as a place, El Dorado went from a city to a kingdom and an empire of this legendary golden king. In pursuit of the legend, Spanish conquistadors Francisco Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro departed from Quito in 1541 in an expedition towards the Amazon Basin, as a result of which Orellana became the first known person to navigate the entire length of the Amazon River. El Dorado or Eldorado is now the name of numerous places, especially mining towns, in South America, the United States and elsewhere, as well as the name of many films and TV shows, pieces of music, sports teams, and other items.

Definition of El Dorado in the English dictionary

The definition of El Dorado in the dictionary is a fabled city in South America, rich in treasure and sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Other definition of El Dorado is Also: eldorado. any place of great riches or fabulous opportunity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EL DORADO


adelantado
ˌædəlænˈtɑːdəʊ
aficionado
əˌfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ
avocado
ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ
bardo
ˈbɑːdəʊ
Colorado
ˌkɒləˈrɑːdəʊ
Delgado
dɛlˈɡɑːdəʊ
desperado
ˌdɛspəˈrɑːdəʊ
dorado
dəˈrɑːdəʊ
eldorado
ˌeldəˈrɑːdəʊ
enamorado
ɪnæməˈrɑːdəʊ
malgrado
mælˈɡrɑːdəʊ
Manado
məˈnɑːdəʊ
mikado
mɪˈkɑːdəʊ
passado
pəˈsɑːdəʊ
Prado
ˈprɑːdəʊ
privado
prɪˈvɑːdəʊ
Ricardo
rɪˈkɑːdəʊ
sado
ˈsɑːdəʊ
soldado
səʊlˈdɑːdəʊ
tardo
ˈtɑːdəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EL DORADO

El Alamein
El Beda
El Capitan
El Cid Campeador
El Ferrol
El Ferrol del Caudillo
El Greco
El Iskandariyah
El Khalil
El Minya
El Misti
El Obeid
El Paso
El Paso del Norte
El Qahira
El Salvador

WORDS THAT END LIKE EL DORADO

Abbado
ado
afficionado
amontillado
bastinado
bravado
Corcovado
cruzado
dado
escapado
fado
hacendado
incommunicado
incomunicado
Machado
muscovado
reformado
Salado
tornado
zapateado

Synonyms and antonyms of El Dorado in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «El Dorado» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EL DORADO

Find out the translation of El Dorado to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of El Dorado from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «El Dorado» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

埃尔多拉多
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

El Dorado
570 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एल डोराडो
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الدورادو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

El Dorado
278 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এল ডোরাডো
260 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
220 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

El Dorado
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エルドラド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엘도라도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

El Dorado
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

El Dorado
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எல் டொரடோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एल डोराडो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

El Dorado
70 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
65 millions of speakers

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El Dorado
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Translator English - Ukrainian

El Dorado
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El Dorado
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Translator English - Greek

El Dorado
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Translator English - Afrikaans

El Dorado
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

El Dorado
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

El Dorado
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of El Dorado

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EL DORADO»

The term «El Dorado» is very widely used and occupies the 23.233 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EL DORADO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about El Dorado

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EL DORADO»

Discover the use of El Dorado in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to El Dorado and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History
Naipaul tells this labyrinthine story with assurance, withering irony, and lively sympathy. The result is historical writing at its highest level. From the Trade Paperback edition.
V.S. Naipaul, 2011
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Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists ...
Examines the destructive impact of journalists, anthropologists, and scientists on the Yamomami Indians, one of the Amazon basin's oldest tribes, whose internecine warfare was triggered by repeated visits by the world's leading ...
Patrick Tierney, 2001
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El Dorado Canyon:
A retired naval officer details Reagan's war against terrorism in North Africa, revealing covert operations that went far beyond the much publicized bombing of that country in 1986. (Current Affairs)
Joseph T. Stanik, 2003
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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name "Ralegh" and led many expeditions to the New World.
Marc Aronson, 2000
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A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California
An ever-resourceful widow, Elenora Watkins arrives in El Dorado ready to go into partnership with Miles Rutledge.
Keli Gwyn, 2012
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El Dorado
New fashions in dress made their appearance milliners produced fresh "creations" and jewellers were not idle.
Baroness Emmuska Orczy, 2008
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Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California
Traces the history of African Americans in California
Lawrence Brooks De Graaf, Kevin Mulroy, Quintard Taylor, 2001
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El Dorado: Legacy of an Oil Boom
Over the next several years, civilian and military demand for oil transformed what had once been the farm towns of Augusta, Towanda, and El Dorado (pronounced El Dor-AY-do in local parlance) into petroleum communities.
Jay M. Price, 2005
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El Dorado
He believes in Childhood Innocence, and he will kill to entomb them there... This is a book about a friendship under siege, and how jealousy and betrayal cast very long shadows - which can stalk you to the grave.
Dorothy Porter, 2008
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Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a ...
Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, Masters of All They Surveyed tells the fascinating story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's unique South American colony, Guyana.
D. Graham Burnett, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EL DORADO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term El Dorado is used in the context of the following news items.
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El Dorado hail damage lingers 6 weeks after storm
EL DORADO, Kan. -- People in Butler County are still trying to repair damage from a hail storm that hit six weeks ago. The storm in late May ... «KAKE, Jul 15»
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El Dorado Boulevard overpass closed due to construction
The Texas Department of Transportation announced they will close the El Dorado Boulevard overpass at I-45/Gulf Freeway on Friday, July 10 ... «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
3
El Dorado Community Comes Together After Violent Weekend
El Dorado-- With the violence faced over the Holiday Weekend, groups in El Dorado have planned several prayer gatherings. A fundraiser to ... «MyArkLaMiss, Jul 15»
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El Dorado Cantina is too deliciously diverse to be overlooked
Traditional Mexico City-style cuisine available around the clock in a theatrical location next door to one of Las Vegas' most popular gentleman's ... «Las Vegas Weekly, Jul 15»
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Trout stocking underway in El Dorado County
The effort, which began in June, entails releasing at least 25,000 pounds of fish into El Dorado County's Union Valley reservoir, Ice House ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
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El Dorado man wins $75000 playing state lottery game
... that he plans on saving the money he wond playing Jumbo Bucks Bingo, a $3 game. Owens bought the ticket at Missile Mart in El Dorado. «Magnoliareporter, Jul 15»
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El Dorado Lions install officers
From left, Susie Bruce, tail twister; Sam Eaves, board member; Beth Meyers, membership; Edith Winfield, treasurer; James W. Rosebrugh, ... «Cedar County Republican, Jul 15»
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El Dorado Municipal Band
Band members were appreciative of the people who came out to listen to our concerts over the Fourth of July weekend. We had several folks ... «Cedar County Republican, Jul 15»
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Koger, Robin to wed Sept. 5
John A. Koger and Michelle Koger, El Dorado Springs, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shianne Amanda Koger, ... «El Dorado Springs Sun, Jul 15»
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Celebrating independence
El Dorado and Augusta celebrated the Fourth of July with a variety of activities. El Dorado began its activities with a morning of wiffle ball, arts ... «Butler County Times Gazette, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. El Dorado [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/el-dorado>. Jul 2020 ».
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