[el duh-rah-doh, -rey- or, Spanish, el daw-rah-th aw for 1, 2; el duh-rey-doh for 3, 4] /ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ- or, Spanish, ɛl dɔˈrɑ ðɔ for 1, 2; ˌɛl dəˈreɪ doʊ for 3, 4/
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.
/ɛl dɒˈrɑːdəʊ; Spanish ɛl doˈraðo/
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
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.
abbreviation 1. European Democratic and Reform Party: a European political party since 1993
[el-drid] /ˈɛl drɪd/ noun 1. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “old” and “counsel.”. masc. proper name, from Old English Ealdred, literally “great in counsel,” from eald “old, great” (see old) + ræd “advice, counsel” (see read (v.)).
Eldredge (ěl’drědj) American paleontologist who with Stephen Jay Gould developed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972.
[el-dris] /ˈɛl drɪs/ noun 1. a laywoman who is a governing officer in certain Protestant churches.