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ˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛzcortes

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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

    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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  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. Howard Zinn:

    Was all this bloodshed and deceit - from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro the Puritans - a necessity for the human race to progress from savagery to civilization? Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress? Perhaps a persuasive argument can be made - as it was made by Stalin when he killed pesants for industrial progress in the Soviet Union, as it was made by Churchill explaining the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg, and Truman explaining Hiroshima. But how can the judgement be made if the benefits and losses cannot be balanced because the losses are either unmentioned or mentioned quickly?

  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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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. anil
    • B. contempt
    • C. abandon
    • D. lumberman

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