What does monarch mean?

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ˈmɒn ərk, -ɑrkmonarch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sovereign, crowned head, monarchnoun

    a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

  2. monarch, monarch butterfly, milkweed butterfly, Danaus plexippusnoun

    large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed


  1. monarchnoun

    The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.

  2. monarchnoun

    The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MONARCHnoun

    Etymology: monarch, Fr. μόναρχος.

    I was
    A morsel for a monarch. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    Your brother kings and monarchs of the earth
    Do all expect that you should rouse yourself. William Shakespeare.

    The father of a family or nation, that uses his servants like children, and advises with them in what concerns the commonweal, and thereby is willingly obeyed by them, is what the schools mean by a monarch. William Temple, Miscel.

    The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees,
    Three centuries he grows, and three he stays
    Supreme in state, and in three more decays. Dryden.

    With ease distinguish’d is the regal race,
    One monarch wears an open, honest face;
    Shap’d to his size, and godlike to behold,
    His royal body shines with specks of gold. John Dryden, Virg.

    Return’d with dire remorseless sway,
    The monarch savage rends the trembling prey. Alexander Pope, Odys.

    Come, thou monarch of the vine,
    Plumpy Bacchus, with pink eyne,
    In thy vats our cares be drown’d. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monarchnoun

    a sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief

  2. Monarchnoun

    one superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest

  3. Monarchnoun

    a patron deity or presiding genius

  4. Monarchnoun

    a very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus); -- called also milkweed butterfly

  5. Monarchadjective

    superior to others; preeminent; supreme; ruling

  6. Etymology: [F. monarque, L. monarcha, fr. Gr. , ; mo`nos alone + to be first, rule, govern. See Archi-.]


  1. Monarch

    A monarch is the person at the head of a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a state or polity is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically either inherits the throne by birth or who is elected monarch and who typically rules for life or until abdication. Monarchs may be autocrats or ceremonial heads of state who exercise little or no power or only reserve power, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monarch

    mon′ark, n. a sole or supreme ruler: sovereign: the chief of its kind.—adj. supreme: superior to others.—adjs. Monarch′al, pertaining to a monarch: regal; Monarch′ial, Monarch′ic, -al, relating to a monarch or to monarchy: vested in a single ruler.—ns. Monarch′ian, a Christian who denied the personal independent subsistence of Christ—dynamic, when regarding the divinity of Christ as only a power (dynamis) communicated to Him; modalistic, when regarding Christ as God Himself incarnate, the Father who had assumed flesh, a mere modus of the Godhead; Monarch′ianism, the doctrine of the Monarchians, in opposition to Subordinationalism.—adj. Monarchianis′tic.—v.t. Mon′archise, to rule over, as a monarch: to convert into a monarchy.—ns. Mon′archism, the principles of monarchy: love of monarchy; Mon′archist, an advocate of monarchy: a believer in monarchy; Monarch′o (Shak.), a fantastic Englishman who assumed Italian airs, any fantastic person; Mon′archy, a state or a people ruled over by one person: a kind of government of which the chief power is in the hands of a monarch: the territory of a monarch. [Fr. monarque, through L., from Gr. monarchēsmonos, alone, archein, to rule.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monarch' in Nouns Frequency: #3028

Anagrams for monarch »

  1. chroman

  2. onmarch

  3. nomarch

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monarch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monarch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of monarch in a Sentence

  1. Tim Kaine:

    In Virginia we have a very personal feeling about the queen because she came to Virginia as a young monarch in 1957 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, she came back with Prince Philip in 2007 when I was governor, so my wife and I hosted her at the governor's mansion, traveled with her and Prince Philip to Jamestown.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    The way to subject all things to thyself is to subject thyself to reason; thou shalt govern many if reason govern thee. Wouldst thou be a monarch of a little world, command thyself.

  3. Caitlin na Houlihan:

    Has Vlad-i-mir Put-in become a class-ical mir-a-cle, a chron-icled obsta-cle, a convent-icle ora-cle, a pirat-ical spect-acle, a man-acled veh-icle, a tent-acled parti-cle, a monarch-ical, art-icle, a cubi-cle recept-acle, a mon-acled cor-pus-cle, a pinn-acled ic-icle or a tri-ckled tre-acle?

  4. Adam Schiff:

    CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidante said that GOP senators were warned: vote against your president ... and your head will be on a pike, i hope it's not true. But I was struck by the irony of the idea, when we're talking about a president who would make himself a monarch, that whoever that was would use the terminology of a penalty that was imposed by a monarch, a head on a pike.

  5. Jessica Mitford:

    When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When somebody up there - a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator— so decrees.

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