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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 (tennō), but he has very little power. The true leaders of Japan are the Diet and its Prime Minister because the country is a constitutional monarchy.

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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  • 'Pale Emperor' ushers in the return of Marilyn Manson
    Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, in a candlelit, marble-plated West Hollywood hotel room, Marilyn Manson reached into his pocket and flicked open a switchblade. Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'
  • Review: Marilyn Manson's 'The Pale Emperor' Needs Some New Clothes
    If Marilyn Manson is indeed the Pale Emperor, what — or who, rather — constitutes his empire? Thirtysomething suburban goths who've shelved their dreams of slurping absinthe with villagers in Transylvania until the Corolla is paid off? Fidgety millennials whose barely know "The Beautiful People" from "Beautiful Disaster" because they we Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'
  • Such a Stoic
    Sometime in the spring of the year 59, the emperor Nero decided to murder his mother. As you can imagine, the two were not on good terms. In a gesture designed to appear conciliatory, Nero invited his mother, Agrippina, to join him at a festival in Baiae, a resort town near present-day Naples. During the festivities, he treated her with great affection. Then, when Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'

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