Definitions for monarch
ˈmɒn ərk, -ɑrkmonarch
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word monarch.
sovereign, crowned head, monarchnoun
a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
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
The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: monarch, Fr. μόναρχος.
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.
A monarch is a head of state for life or until abdication, and therefore the head of state of a monarchy. A monarch may exercise the highest authority and power in the state, or others may wield that power on behalf of the monarch. Usually a monarch either personally inherits the lawful right to exercise the state's sovereign rights (often referred to as the throne or the crown) or is selected by an established process from a family or cohort eligible to provide the nation's monarch. Alternatively, an individual may proclaim themself monarch, which may be backed and legitimated through acclamation, right of conquest or a combination of means. If a young child is crowned the monarch, then a regent is often appointed to govern until the monarch reaches the requisite adult age to rule. Monarchs' actual powers vary from one monarchy to another and in different eras; on one extreme, they may be autocrats (absolute monarchy) wielding genuine sovereignty; on the other they may be ceremonial heads of state who exercise little or no direct power or only reserve powers, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body (constitutional monarchy). A monarch can reign in multiple monarchies simultaneously. For example, the monarchy of Canada and the monarchy of the United Kingdom (as well as 14 other Commonwealth realms) are separate states, but they share the same monarch through personal union.
A monarch is a person who serves as the head of a monarchy, a form of government where a state or polity is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and rules for life or until abdication. Monarchs may be titled king, queen, emperor, empress, or similar, and their role can widely vary--from absolute rule where they have full executive and legislative power, to purely symbolic or ceremonial roles with no actual governance power.
a sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief
one superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest
a patron deity or presiding genius
a very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus); -- called also milkweed butterfly
superior to others; preeminent; supreme; ruling
Etymology: [F. monarque, L. monarcha, fr. Gr. , ; mo`nos alone + to be first, rule, govern. See Archi-.]
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
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. monarchēs—monos, alone, archein, to rule.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Monarch is ranked #36838 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Monarch surname appeared 606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Monarch.
95.5% or 579 total occurrences were White.
2.6% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'monarch' in Nouns Frequency: #3028
The numerical value of monarch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of monarch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
They used to feed on cashew nuts during the days of the monarch, but now they don't even get enough corn and wheat to eat.
Her Majesty Queen Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. The Queen defined an era, in a world of constant change, The Queen was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without The Queen. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, LONGEST-REIGNING BRITISH MONARCH, DEAD AT 96 Queen Elizabeth II stands with U.S. President President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden in the Grand Corridor during First Lady Jill Biden visit at Windsor Castle, in Windsor Castle, Britain, June 13, 2021. ( Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS).
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.
I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.
You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
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- monarcaCatalan, Valencian
- panovník, monarchaCzech
- Monarch, Fürst, MonarchinGerman
- monarkki, hallitsijaFinnish
- keisari, einvaldsherra, einvaldur þjóðhöfðingi furstadæmis, einvaldur þjóðhöfðingi konungsríkis, fursti, einvaldur, höfðingi, einvaldur þjóðhöfðingi keisaradæmis, drottning, jöfur, konungurIcelandic
- 君主, 王Japanese
- монарх, владетелMacedonian
- raja, pemerintah, ratu, permaisuriMalay
- monarcha, monarchiniPolish
- hükümdar, hakanTurkish
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