Definition of Quixote
1. Proper noun. Don Quixote, the eponymous hero of ''Don Quixote de la Mancha'' by Miguel de Cervantes ¹
2. Proper noun. Any of various musical compositions based on the novel. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Quixote
1. a quixotic person [n -S]
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Literary usage of Quixote
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Books that do this may be counted upon the fingers of two hands, but amoni; them is 'Don quixote.' When it appeared in 1605, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ..."
3. 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 ..."
4. 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. ..."
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 1605. ... Among the editions of Don quixote may Ьс mentioned those of ..."
6. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"If we could have asked Cervantes what the moral of Don quixote was to his own mind, he would have told us perhaps that it was this: that the force of ..."
7. Book Auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1906)
"The Spirit of Don quixote, 4 cold, pits., orig. boards, С Tilt, 1831 Don quixote, the series of 25 Plates after Coypel to illustrate, the £\ 155 H. May lo ..."