dorado [duh-rah-doh] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for dorado on Thesaurus.com noun, plural do·ra·dos, (especially collectively) do·ra·do.
Origin of dorado 1595–1605; Spanish Late Latin deaurātus, past participle of deaurāre to gild. See de-, aurum, -ate1 Dorado [duh-rah-doh; for 1 also Spanish daw-rah-th aw] noun, genitive Do·ra·dus [duh-rah-duh s] /dəˈrɑ dəs/ for 2.
- a city in N Puerto Rico.
- the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium.
Origin of Dorado From Spanish, dating back to 1595–1605; see origin at dorado El Dorado [el duh-rah-doh, -rey- or, Spanish, el daw-rah-th aw for 1, 2; el duh-rey-doh for 3, 4] noun
- a legendary treasure city of South America, sought by the early Spanish explorers.
- any place offering great wealth.
- a city in S Arkansas.
- a town in S Kansas.
Scarcely could you say he became more at his ease, more the boon compaero and dorado.
Morales had called him his dorado, his brave little golden one!
This is the guaracapema of Piso and Marcgrave, by others called the dorado.
“Orange the best bait for a dorado,” said the Italian softly, as he placed the point of the hook to his satisfaction.
George Manville Fenn
The fish course included the royal sturgeon, the dorado or sword-fish, the turbot.
British Dictionary definitions for dorado dorado noun
- another name for dolphin (def. 3)
- a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon
Dorado noun Latin genitive Doradus (dəˈrɑːdəs)
- a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Reticulum and Pictor and containing part of the Large Magellanic cloud
Word Origin for Dorado C17: from Spanish, from dorar to gild, from Latin de- + -aurāre, from aurum gold El Dorado noun
- a fabled city in South America, rich in treasure and sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century
- Also: eldorado any place of great riches or fabulous opportunity
Word Origin for El Dorado C16: from Spanish, literally: the gilded (place) dorado in Culture El Dorado [(el duh-rah-doh)]
A place of fabulous wealth, or an opportunity to obtain it. During the gold rush many adventurers believed that California would be their El Dorado. The name comes from the name of a legendary South American city of stupendous riches sought by Spanish conquistadores.