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Emperor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • large richly colored butterfly
  • large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
  • red table grape of California
  • the male ruler of an empire

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the male ruler of an empire ,
  • red table grape of California ,
  • large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings ,
  • large richly colored butterfly

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Emperor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An emperor is a male who rules an empire. An emperor usually comes to power when one of his parents, or relatives, dies. In some countries, people elected a new emperor from candidates. The wife of an emperor is called an empress. A woman who comes to power in an empire is also called an empress, for example Catherine the Great.

The only emperor in the world today is the Emperor of Japan (tennĊ), but he has very little power. The true leaders of Japan are the Diet and its Prime Minister.

The English word comes from Latin, the language of the old Roman Empire. At first, an imperator was a powerful general (army leader) but, after Augustus, it was only used by their most powerful rulers. There have been many countries in history whose leaders are called "emperor" in English. The leaders of the Byzantine Empire (basileus, autokrator) in Greece, the Holy Roman Empire (imperator, Kaiser) in Germany, and the Ottoman Empire (sultan, padishah, khagan, kaysar) in Turkey all said they were just new parts of the old Roman Empire.



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* It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. - Neil Gaiman


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  • Rare Inscription Hailing Emperor Hadrian Unearthed in Jerusalem
    A newly uncovered large slab of limestone with an official commemoration to the Roman Emperor Hadrian may help researchers understand the events that led to the Bar Kokhba revolt in the early second century, experts said. The finding is both rare and tremendous, and may be one of the most important Latin inscriptions ever uncovered in Jerusalem, the researchers sa Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'
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  • Queen Maxima and husband Willem-Alexander join Emperor Akhito and Empress Michako
    The Dutch royal couple were greeted by Emperor Akhito and his wife Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as they arrived to begin a six-day tour of the Far Eastern country. Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'

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