Definitions for cortesˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cor•tesˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛz(n.)

  1. the national legislature of Spain or Portugal.

    Category: Government

Origin of Cortes:

1660–70; < Sp, pl. of cortecourt


or Cor•tez

  1. Hernando or Hernán, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cortes, Cortez, Hernando Cortes, Hernando Cortez, Hernan Cortes, Hernan Cortez(noun)

    Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cortes

    the legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cortes

    the name given in Spain and Portugal to the National Assembly, consisting of nobles and representatives of the nation.

  2. Cortes

    a Spanish soldier and conqueror of Mexico, born in Estremadura; went with Velasquez to Cuba; commanded the expedition to conquer Mexico, and by burning all his ships that conveyed his men, cut off all possibility of retreat; having conquered the tribes that he met on landing, he marched on to the capital, which, after a desperate struggle, he reduced, and laid waste and then swept the country, by all which he added to the wealth of Spain, but by his cruelty did dishonour to the chivalry of which Spain was once so proud (1485-1547).

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


polite; considerate and respectful

It was courteous of him to write a letter of thanks.

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