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Definition of the noun el dorado

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  1. an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers


  1. El Dorado a.k.a. Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the Caribbean coast of South America. Although Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean, it is one of the few Caribbean countries that are part of South America. The Caribbean Community, of which Guyana is a member, has its secretariat's headquarters in Guyana's capital, Georgetown.
  2. El Dorado is a city in and the county seat of Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to estimates, the 2012 census, the population of the city is 18,491, which represents a decline of 2.1 percent from the 2010 tabulation of 18,884.
  3. El Dorado EL-də-RAY-doh is a city situated along the Walnut River in the central part of Butler County, located in south-central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,021. It is the county seat and most populous city of Butler County. El Dorado is included in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  4. El Dorado, not to be confused with the nearby El Dorado Hills, is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located 4 miles southwest of Placerville, at an elevation of 1608 feet. The population was 4,096 at the 2000 census. The town is registered as California Historical Landmark #486. The ZIP code is 95623. The community is inside area code 530.
  5. El Dorado is a town and municipality in the Meta Department, Colombia.

There are other places with in their name, like El Dorado Park, El Dorado Springs, El Dorado Township, El Dorado Golf and Beach Club.


  1. El Dorado a.k.a. Anne Frank: Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a diarist and writer. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
  2. El Dorado a.k.a. Alberto Del Rio: José Alberto Rodríguez is a Mexican professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, best known for his tenure with the American professional wrestling/sports entertainment promotion World Wrestling Entertainment, where he competed under the ring name Alberto Del Rio.


  1. El Dorado was a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in January 1999 with members Kaede, Shunsuke, Shoki, Yuu and Ruli.
  2. El Dorado is a musical group.


El Dorado is a Hispanic superhero featured in various incarnations of the Super Friends animated television series. He was voiced by Mexican actor Fernando Escandon.


  1. "El Dorado" is the second track from British heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2010 album The Final Frontier. The song is the band's forty-first single, and the only one from the album. It was made available as a free download on the band's official site at 00:01 on 8 June 2010, one day before the album's supporting tour began. The cover art was created by Anthony Dry and is based on the covers of the EC Comics published by William Gaines that were popular in the 1950s. Regarding the early online release of the song, vocalist Bruce Dickinson explained, "El Dorado is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour, we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release.
  2. "El Dorado" is the second studio album released by Colombian rock duo Aterciopelados. It was released on October 24, 1995 through RCA International.
  3. "El Dorado" is the 2011 single by Iron Maiden.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "El Dorado" is a musical album of Nelson Riddle, soundtrack.
    • also known as El Dorado Soundtrack
  5. "El Dorado" is a musical album of Luna Blanca.
    • released on
  6. "El Dorado" is a musical single of Angelo.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "El Dorado" is a musical album of John Adams.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  8. "El Dorado" is a musical album of Revólver.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  9. "El Dorado" is a musical album of 17 Hippies.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  10. "El Dorado" is a musical album of The Lassie Foundation.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  11. "El Dorado" is a musical single of Agent Orange.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  12. "El Dorado" is a musical single of Vabian.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  13. "El Dorado" is a composition.
  14. "El Dorado" is a composition by A. Jackson and A. Griffin.


"El Dorado" is a play by Yigal Mosenzon.


  1. "El Dorado" is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Written by Leigh Brackett and loosely based on the novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown, the film is about a gunfighter who comes to the aid of an old friend—a drunken sheriff struggling to defend a rancher and his family against another rancher trying to steal their water. The gunfighter and drunken sheriff are helped by an aging Indian fighter and a young gambler. The supporting cast includes James Caan as the young gambler, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michele Carey, and Christopher George.
  2. "El Dorado" is a 1988 Spanish film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
  3. "El Dorado" is a French silent film directed in 1921 by Marcel L'Herbier. The film was notable for integrating a number of technical innovations into its narrative of a "cinematic melodrama". It achieved considerable success on its release, as a ground-breaking film that was distinctively French at a time when the cinema was felt to be dominated by American productions.
  4. "El Dorado" is a 1963 film directed by Menahem Golan. The script was co-written by him, Leo Filler, and Amatsia Hiuni, based on the play by Yigal Mosenzon.


  1. El Dorado, originally El Hombre Dorado, El Indio Dorado, or El Rey Dorado, is the term used by Europeans to describe a tribal chief of the Muisca native people of Colombia, South America, who as an initiation rite, covered himself with gold dust and dived into Lake Guatavita. Imagined as a place, El Dorado went from a city to a kingdom and an empire of this legendary golden king. In pursuit of the legend, Spanish conquistadors Francisco Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro departed from Quito in 1541 in an expedition towards the Amazon Basin, as a result of which Orellana became the first known person to navigate the entire length of the Amazon River.
    • also known as 黃金國
  2. El Dorado is the term used to refer to the era in the Colombia football league from 1949 to 1954, when the league broke away from FIFA.
  3. El Dorado is a fictional setting.
    • also known as Lost City of Gold

Phrases with El Dorado

  1. El Dorado Bedstraw
  2. El Dorado Hesperian
  3. El Dorado Mule-Ears
  4. El Dorado Grass Mouse
  5. El Dorado Broad-Nosed Bat

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

El Dorado a place where it is easy to make money (often only in theory , or in the imagination): America was believed by many emigrants to be El Dorado, the land of opportunity. [This name — in Spanish 'the gilded one' — ' was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arkansas (1998)

by Nancy Capace

EL DORADO, City; Union County Seat; Pop. 23, 146; 15.6 sq. mi.; located in south-central Arkansas, 17 miles north of the Louisiana border and halfway between the states of Texas and Mississippi. This is the prinicial city in southern Arkansas.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

Armstrong Nursery 'El Dorado ' HT, yb, 1972; flowers golden yellow, edged reddish, open, large, dbl., exhibition form, intense fragrance; foliage large, glossy, leathery; vigorous, upright growth ...

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