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ˈkaɪ zərkaiser

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kaisernoun

    the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918


  1. kaisernoun

    An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), the Austrian Empire (1806-1918), and the German Empire (1871-1918).

  2. kaisernoun

    a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.

  3. Kaisernoun

    the German Emperor, often specifically Wilhelm II

  4. Etymology: Originated 1150–1200 from German and Middle High German kaiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar (emperor).


  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser is the German word for "emperor" (female Kaiserin). In general, the German title was only used for rulers above the rank of king (König). In English, the (untranslated) word Kaiser is mainly associated with the emperors of the unified German Empire (1871–1918). In English, the term "the Kaiser" is usually reserved for the emperors of the German Empire and the emperors of the Austrian Empire. During the First World War, anti-German sentiment was at its zenith; the term Kaiser—especially as applied to Wilhelm II, German Emperor—thus gained considerable negative connotations in English-speaking countries. Still, this title has high historical respect in German-speaking regions. Franz Beckenbauer, a German footballer throughout the mid 1960s and 1970s, was nicknamed 'Der Kaiser' as allusion to the austrian Kaiser Franz.


  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser typically refers to the title given to the German emperors, particularly in the period of the German Empire from 1871 to 1918. The word Kaiser is derived from the Latin word "Caesar" and translates to "emperor" or "monarch" in English. In a broader sense, Kaiser can also be used to refer to any supreme ruler or authoritarian leader.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kaisernoun

    the ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871

  2. Etymology: [Gr., fr. L. Caesar. Cf. Kesar, and Czar.]


  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser is the German title meaning "Emperor". Like the Russian Tsar it is directly derived from the Roman Emperors' title of Caesar, which in turn is derived from the personal name of a branch of the gens Julia, to which Gaius Julius Caesar, the forebear of the first imperial family, belonged. Although the British monarchs styled "Emperor of India" were also called "Kaisar-i-Hind" in Hindi and Urdu, this word, although ultimately sharing the same Latin origin, is derived from the Greek Kaisar, not the German Kaiser. In English, the term the Kaiser is usually reserved for the Emperors of the German Empire, the emperors of the Austrian Empire and those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the First World War, the term the Kaiser — especially as applied to Wilhelm II of Germany — gained considerable pejorative connotations in English-speaking countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kaiser

    kī′zėr, n. an emperor, esp. of Germany and Austria.—n. Kai′sership. [Ger.,—L. Cæsar.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kaiser

    the name, derived from the Latin Cæsar, given to the emperor of the old German Empire or Reich, and resumed by the modern Emperor, William I., and his successors.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kaiser

    (from Lat. Cæsar). The German word for emperor, which has been so extensively known and used in every language since the year 1871, when William, king of Prussia, was crowned at Versailles, France, as emperor of Germany. Thus was revived the old Teutonic appellation of kaiser, which applied formerly, and especially in the Middle Ages, to the German emperors, who inherited this title from the Roman Cæsars, themselves succeeded by Charlemagne, who is considered by the Germans as the first emperor of the Vaterland, as William is the latest one.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kaiser is ranked #1039 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kaiser surname appeared 33,480 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 11 would have the surname Kaiser.

    93.1% or 31,187 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 777 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 556 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 462 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 348 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 151 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kaiser in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kaiser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Kaiser in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Navin:

    Some of the biggest national security questions facing the country run through Piketon and Kemmerer, a Post-Soviet dealAmerican reliance on foreign enriched uranium echoes its competitive disadvantages on microchips and the critical minerals used to make electric batteries — two essential components of the global energy transition.But in the case of uranium enrichment, United States once had an advantage and chose to give it up.In the 1950s, as the nuclear era began in earnest, Piketon became the site of one of two enormous enrichment facilities in the Ohio River Valley region, where a process called gaseous diffusion was used.Meanwhile, the Soviet Union developed centrifuges in a secret program, relying on a team of German physicists and engineers captured toward the end of World War II. Its centrifuges proved to be 20 times as energy efficient as gaseous diffusion. By the end of the Cold War, United States and Russia had roughly equal enrichment capacities, but huge differences in the cost of production.In 1993, Washington and Moscow signed an agreement, dubbed Megatons to Megawatts, in which United States purchased and imported much of Russia’s enormous glut of weapons-grade uranium, which United States then downgraded to use in power plants. This provided the U.S. with cheap fuel and Moscow with cash, and was seen as a de-escalatory gesture.But it also destroyed the profitability of America’s inefficient enrichment facilities, which were eventually shuttered. Then, instead of investing in upgraded centrifuges in United States, successive administrations kept buying from Russia.ImageA mural celebrates Piketon’s gaseous diffusion plant, long ago shuttered, and United States role in the local economy.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesImageIn the lobby at Piketon plant, a miniature display of new centrifuges.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesThe centrifuge plant in Piketon, operated by Centrus Energy, occupies a corner of the site of the old gaseous diffusion facility. Building United States to United States full potential would create thousands of jobs, according to Centrus Energy. And it could produce the kinds of enriched uranium needed in both current and new-age nuclear plants.Lacking Piketon’s output, plants like TerraPower’s would have to look to foreign producers, like France, that might be a more politically acceptable and reliable supplier than Russia, but would also be more expensive.TerraPower sees itself as integral to phasing out climate-warming fossil fuels in electricity. Its reactor would include a sodium-based battery that would allow the plant to ramp up electricity production on demand, offsetting fluctuations in wind or solar production elsewhere.It is part of the energy transition that coal-country senators like Mr. Manchin and John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, are keen to fix as they eye nuclear replacements for lost coal jobs and revenue. While Mr. Manchin in particular has complicated the Biden administration’s efforts to quicken the transition away from fossil fuels, he also pushed back against colleagues, mostly Democrats, who are skeptical of nuclear power’s role in that transition, partly because of the radioactive waste it creates.

  2. Nancy Gin:

    As we face the real possibility of running out of the drug for everybody if we dont take steps to mitigate the shortage, Kaiser Permanente, like other health care organizations across the country, has had to take steps to control the outflow of the medication to ensure access to severely sick patients, including both COVID-19 and those with acute lupus.

  3. Clara County:

    Kaiser Permanente is responsible for complying with all applicable public health orders and work safety regulations, including timely reporting of cases and all required follow-ups.

  4. Larissa Antoniesse:

    I never say never so we could be surprised, kaiser Family Foundation doesn't seem like there's a strong chance for expansion in those states.

  5. Kaiser Permanente:

    How can we trust our lives, the lives of our black and brown babies to these people? Nurses are supposed to help people not be happy when people die. kaiser Permanente does not tolerate hate or discrimination and has a long history of embracing diversity and inclusion – it remains a place where we welcome everyone.

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