What does Cortes mean?

Definitions for Cortes
ˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛzcortes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cortes, Cortez, Hernando Cortes, Hernando Cortez, Hernan Cortes, Hernan Corteznoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Sp. & Pg., fr. corte court.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cortes

    kor′tes, n. the parliament of Spain and Portugal. [Sp., pl. of corte, a court.]

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cortes is ranked #751 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cortes surname appeared 46,229 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Cortes.

    92.4% or 42,716 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.8% or 2,233 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 952 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 185 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 102 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0% or 42 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for Cortes »

  1. coster

  2. corset

  3. scoter

  4. escort

  5. sector

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cortes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cortes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Cortes in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kaat:

    Nestor the Molester, nestor Cortes. Man, he is fun to watch.

  2. Mirta Santiago Cortés:

    Hernan Cortés Quiles were crying all the time, no one wanted to be under a roof. Hernan Cortés Quiles were sitting outside under the hot sun all the time. Hernan Cortés Quiles seemed very vulnerable.

  3. Rosa Maria Gonzalez Moreno:

    Imagine, I walked by here every day for years and never knew it was where Cortes was buried, you have to learn about history, the good and the bad. The Spaniards brought bad things, but also good things. Some say without them we never would have had our Catholic religion.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. ravening
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. adscripted
    • D. tacky

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