Definition of Don quixote

1. Noun. The hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical.




2. Noun. Any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero).
Generic synonyms: Dreamer, Idealist

Definition of Don quixote

1. Proper noun. A Spanish novel whose full title is ''El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha'' (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha). ¹

2. Proper noun. The protagonist of the novel. ¹

3. Noun. Any person or character who displays quixotism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Don Quixote

Dominicans
Dominick
Dominicus
Dominion
Dominion Day
Dominique
Domitian
Domodedovo
Domokos
Don
Don Budge
Don Juans
Don Luchino Visconti Conte di Modrone
Don Marquis
Don Quixote
Don Quixotes
Don River
Donaher
Donald
Donald Arthur Glaser
Donald Barthelme
Donald Ducks
Donald Glaser
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Donaldism
Donaldson
Donar
Donatello

Literary usage of Don quixote

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Book Prices Current (1913)
"History of don quixote. Translated by John Phillips. don quixote. ... don quixote. Translated by Charles Jarvis. 24 colored by Johannot. Lond., 1837-39. ..."

2. History of Spanish Literature by George Ticknor (1891)
"Thus, in the First Part, don quixote is generally represented as belonging to a remote age, and his history is supposed to have been written by an ancient ..."

3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"Adventures of don quixote de la Mancha. Translated by Charles Jarvis. With 15 etchings on steel ... The history and adventures of the renowned don quixote. ..."

4. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"Editions: The (irst part of don quixote was published at Madrid in 1605. ... Among the editions of don quixote may be mentioned those of ..."

5. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"Editions: The first part of don quixote was published at Madrid in 1G05. ... Among the editions of don quixote may be mentioned those of ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"that cloud so bright, That bears thee from our love away, don quixote. His purpose in writing don quixote has sometimes been enlarged bv the ingenuity of a ..."

7. Book Auction Records by Frank Karslake (1905)
"8 Historia del famoso Cavallero don quixote de la Mancha, 3 v., sm. ... History of the Valorous Knight-Errant don quixote, don quixote, newly corrected, ..."

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