What does Dynasty mean?

Definitions for Dynasty
ˈdaɪ nə sti; Brit. also ˈdɪn ə stiDy·nasty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dynasty(noun)

    a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

Wiktionary

  1. dynasty(Noun)

    A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

    Etymology: From dynastia, from δυναστεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dynasty(noun)

    sovereignty; lordship; dominion

    Etymology: [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]

  2. Dynasty(noun)

    a race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers

    Etymology: [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]

Freebase

  1. Dynasty

    A dynasty is a sequence of rulers considered as members of the same family. Historians traditionally consider many sovereign states' history within a framework of successive dynasties, e.g., Ancient Egypt and the Persian Empire. Much of European political history is dominated by dynasties such as the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Bourbons, the Habsburgs, the Stuarts, the Hohenzollerns and the Romanovs. Until the 19th century, it was taken for granted that a legitimate function of a monarch was to aggrandize his dynasty; that is, to increase the territory, wealth and power of family members. A dynasty is also often called a house, and may be described as imperial, royal, ducal, princely or comital depending upon the chief title borne by its rulers. Dynasty is also used to refer to the era during which a family reigned, as well as events, trends and artifacts of that period. In such cases, often "dynasty" is dropped, while the name is used adjectivally; e.g., Tudor style, Ottoman expansion, Romanov decadence, etc. While contemporary English includes references to an array of prominent or influential families as dynasties, in much of the world, dynasty has been associated with monarchy and defined patrilineally. Kinship and inheritance were predominantly viewed and legally calculated through descent from a common ancestor in the male line. However, men descended from a dynasty through females have sometimes adopted the name of that dynasty while claiming its position or inheritance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dynasty

    din′as-ti, or d[i]′nas-ti, n. a succession of kings of the same family.—n. Dy′nast, a ruler.—adj. Dynas′tic, belonging to a dynasty. [Gr. dynasteiadynastēs, a lord, dynasthai, to be able.]

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    Karen
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynasty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynasty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Dynasty in a Sentence

  1. Cecile Alduy:

    At first, it all gives a rather pathetic image of a party based on a dynasty, but in the long run, if she manages the crisis well media-wise ... she could win from this break-up.

  2. Pat Riley:

    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.

  3. Defense James Mattis:

    The Ming Dynasty appears to be their model, albeit in a more muscular manner, demanding other nations become tribute states kowtowing to Beijing.

  4. Richard Peck:

    There is no doubt that in the export market the warrant is regarded highly, in particular in the Far East (and) in North America, in any country like China that has had some form of dynasty, they recognize what that warrant stands for.

  5. Dietrich Raue:

    Now we have the complete monument, we can be very sure that nothing has been reworked, and that it's a genuine piece of art of the 26th Dynasty.

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