What does sceptre mean?

Definitions for sceptre
ˈsɛp tərscep·tre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scepter, sceptrenoun

    the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

  2. scepter, sceptre, verge, wandnoun

    a ceremonial or emblematic staff

Wiktionary

  1. sceptrenoun

    an ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power

    Etymology: sceptre, from sceptrum, from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skeptron) "staff, stick, baton", from σκήπτω (skepto) "to prop, to support, to lean upon a staff"

  2. sceptreverb

    To give a sceptre to.

    Etymology: sceptre, from sceptrum, from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skeptron) "staff, stick, baton", from σκήπτω (skepto) "to prop, to support, to lean upon a staff"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sceptrenoun

    a staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace

    Etymology: [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.]

  2. Sceptrenoun

    hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter

    Etymology: [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.]

  3. Sceptreverb

    to endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority

    Etymology: [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.]

Freebase

  1. Sceptre

    A sceptre is a symbolic ornamental rod or wand borne in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sceptre

    sep′tėr, n. the staff or baton borne by kings as an emblem of authority: royal power.—v.t. to invest with royal power.—adjs. Scep′tral, regal; Scep′tred, bearing a sceptre: regal.—n. Scep′tredom, reign.—adjs. Scep′treless, powerless, as a sceptreless king; Scep′try, bearing a sceptre, royal. [L. sceptrum—Gr. skēptronskēptein, to lean.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sceptre

    the symbol of royal power, power to command and compel, originally a club, the crown being the symbol of dominion.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sceptre

    Originally a staff or walking-stick, hence in course of time, also a weapon of assault and of defense. At a very early period the privilege of carrying it came to be connected with the idea of authority and station. The sceptre of the kings of Rome, which was afterwards borne by the consuls, was of ivory, and surmounted by an eagle. Since that time there has been considerable variety in its form. The English sceptre now in use dates from Charles II.’s time, and is cruciform.

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  1. respect, scepter, specter, spectre

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sceptre in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sceptre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sceptre in a Sentence

  1. Calvin Coolidge:

    No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.

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