What does emperor mean?

Definitions for emperor
ˈɛm pər ərem·per·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emperornoun

    the male ruler of an empire

  2. emperornoun

    red table grape of California

  3. emperor, emperor moth, Saturnia pavonianoun

    large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings

  4. emperor butterfly, emperornoun

    large richly colored butterfly

Wiktionary

  1. emperornoun

    The male monarch or ruler of an empire.

    Etymology: From empereor (Modern French empereur), from imperator, from imperare.

  2. emperornoun

    (medieval political theory) Specifically, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire; the world-monarch.

    The Investiture Controversy was a conflict between the Emperor and the Pope.

    Etymology: From empereor (Modern French empereur), from imperator, from imperare.

  3. emperornoun

    A large, relatively valuable marble in children's games.

    Etymology: From empereor (Modern French empereur), from imperator, from imperare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emperornoun

    the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia

    Etymology: [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to prepare, order. See Parade, and cf. Imperative, Empress.]

Freebase

  1. Emperor

    An emperor is a monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife, mother, or a woman who rules in her own right. Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honor and rank than kings. Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only reigning monarch with the title.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emperor

    em′pėr-or, n. the head of the Roman Empire: the highest title of sovereignty:—fem. Em′press.—ns. Em′peror-moth, except the Death's-head, the largest British moth, its expanse of wings being about three inches; Em′perorship; Em′pery, empire, power. [O. Fr. emperere—L. imperator (fem. imperatrix)—imperāre, to command.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. emperor

    (Imperator). Among the ancient Romans, signified the general of an army, who, for some extraordinary success, had been complimented with this appellation. Subsequently it came to denominate an absolute monarch or supreme commander of an empire. In Europe, the first who bore the title was Charlemagne.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emperor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4171

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emperor' in Nouns Frequency: #1633

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emperor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emperor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of emperor in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    They were some of the most special times in my life, george Washington has the famous quote that says,' I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.' I think George Washington means that, too.

  2. Morio Miyamoto:

    I hope the next emperor will, like the Heisei emperor, be close to the people in the same way.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    My enemies are many, my equals are none. In the shade of olive trees, they said Italy could never be conquered. In the land of Pharaohs and Kings, they said Egypt could never be humbled. In the realm of forest and snow, they said Russia could never be tamed. Now they say nothing. They fear me, like a force of nature, a dealer in thunder and death! I say: I am Napoleon, I am Emperor. (Napoleon: Total War)

  4. Charles V:

    Name me and emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.

  5. Proverb:

    To violate the law is the same crime in the emperor as in the subject.

Images & Illustrations of emperor

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