conqueror

Definitions

  • Statue of William the Conqueror at Falaise
    Statue of William the Conqueror at Falaise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conqueror someone who is victorious by force of arms
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Additional illustrations & photos:

One of William the Conqueror's ships, 1066 A.D One of William the Conqueror's ships, 1066 A.D

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apple pie was brought to England from France sometime around 1066 by William the Conqueror. It made it to America when the Pilgrims arrived.
    • n Conqueror kŏṉ"kẽr*ẽr One who conquers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Tower of London, for which construction was begun in 1078 by William the Conqueror, once housed a zoo. It also has served as an observatory, a mint, a prison, a royal palace, and (at present) the home of the Crown Jewels.
    • n conqueror 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 conqueror Synonyms See victor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Conqueror one who conquers: a victor:—fem. Con′queress
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.”
  • Herbert Kaufman
    Herbert Kaufman
    “Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.”
  • Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    “Then hail! thou noble conqueror! That, when tyranny oppressed, hewed for our fathers from the wild. A land wherein to rest.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. conquereor, fr. conquerre,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conquerre—L. conquirĕre,—con, inten., quærĕre, to seek.

Usage

In literature:

I might remain in affliction, and yet be king in the seeming servitude, "more than conqueror" in Christ Jesus.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
This woman's warfare Degrades the very conqueror.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
The young conqueror spent one month in Babylon, and then went on to Su'sa.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
JULIUS CAESAR, THE ROMAN CONQUEROR.
"Adventures in Toyland" by Edith King Hall
Its leader, if successful, would be in no sense a constitutional general, but a despotic conqueror.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
At this first procession in 1079 both William the Conqueror and his wife assisted.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Charles, after the treaty of Cambray was signed, visited Italy with all the pomp of a conqueror.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
THE CONQUERORS OF CENTRAL AMERICA.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Like William, the Conqueror's army, the hosts of Rollo were augmented by adventurers from all countries.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Or must they always come as conquerors, eager to fight, or refugees who soon became resentful of the natives.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
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In poetry:

By faith I'm more than conqueror,
Ev'n though I nothing can;
Because I set Jehovah's pow'r
Before me in the van.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
She breathed on Poland's plains
And her tears fell thick and fast:
Conqueror of the future,
And martyr of the past!
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
The magic moon is breaking
Like a conqueror from the East,
And the joyous world partaking
Of her golden fairy-feast.
"Moonrise" by Ernest Jones
And childhood's fragile image
Thus fearfully enshrin'd,
Survives the proud memorials rear'd
By conquerors of mankind.
"The Image In Lava" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
See how the Conqueror mounts aloft,
And to his Father flies,
With scars of honor in his flesh
And triumph in his eyes.
"Hymn 76" by Isaac Watts
Oh, who may this dead warrior be
That to his grave they bring?
`Tis William, Duke of Normandy,
The conqueror and king.
"The Burial of William - the Conqueror" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

The Spanish conquerors who knew how to distill spirits taught the Mexicans to turn the fermented juice of the agave plant into tequila.
The Bible decrees in Romans 8:37 that, "We are more than conquerors through him that loved us".
SOLUS Air Conqueror Series wheel cavity cover now compatible with all wheel types.
A human view of history's conqueror .
They are not always battered down by the arms of conquerors, or the successful daring of usurpers.
Be a conqueror, not a quitter .
Canadian comedy Lloyd the Conqueror pokes affectionate fun at role-playing gamers.
The Conquerors were led by Morelia Castro with eight kills, five aces and one block.
The Adirondacks ' winter High Peaks have 3 new conquerors.
Those are just its latest encounters with conquerors, they argue.
Mollie Roebuck scored 12 points for the Conquerors.
Los Altos' Fabiana Rosas (21), scoring over St Lucy's' Juliet McClure during a recent match, is one of the top performers on a Conquerors team that figures to contend for a Division 2AA title.
Conquerors Of The World Tour @ Gramercy : October 16, 2012.
Meredith Mooring led the Conquerors with four points.
A look at Somalia's Islamist conquerors: who they are and what they want.
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