quixote
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615) by Cervantes Date: 1648 a quixotic person • quixotism nounquixotry noun

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  • quixote — s. m. Indivíduo generoso mas ingênuo, que se bate em vão contra as injustiças. [À semelhança da personagem Dom Quixote, do romance com o mesmo nome, do escritor espanhol Miguel de Cervantes (1547 1616).] = DOM QUIXOTE   ‣ Etimologia: [Dom]… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Quixote — Quixote, s. Don Quixote …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quixote — Don DON QUIXOTE …   English World dictionary

  • Quixote — Quixote, s. Don Quixotte …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Quixote — n. Don Quixote, chivalrous and idealistic hero of the novel Don Quixote by Cervantes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Quixote — /kee hoh tee, kwik seuht/; Sp. /kee haw te/, n. Don. See Don Quixote. * * * …   Universalium

  • Quixote — noun a) eponymous hero of Don Quixote de la Mancha by b) Any of various musical compositions based on the novel …   Wiktionary

  • Quixote — Qui•xo•te [[t]kiˈhoʊ ti, ˈkwɪk sət[/t]] sp. [[t]kiˈhɔ tɛ[/t]] n. lit. Don, Don Quixote …   From formal English to slang

  • Quixote — /ˈkwɪksət/ (say kwiksuht), /kiˈhoʊteɪ/ (say kee hohtay) noun → Don Quixote …   Australian English dictionary

  • quixote — quix·ote …   English syllables

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