Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Don Quixote

     
Don Quix·ote
1 the main character in the humorous book Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote wants to be a knight like the characters he admires in old stories, but when he tries to copy their adventures and behaviour, he makes many stupid mistakes.
2AL someone who is determined to change what is wrong, but who does it in a way that is silly or not practical

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary