Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Emperor'
- the male ruler of an empire
- red table grape of California
- large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings [syn: emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia}]
- large richly colored butterfly [syn: emperor butterfly]
- Emperor \Em"per*or\, n. [OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur,
L. imperator, fr. imperare to command; in in + parare to
prepare, order. See Parade, and cf. Imperative,
The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of
dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany
or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia.
Emperor goose (Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome goose
(Philacte canagica), found in Alaska.
Emperor moth (Zo["o]l.), one of several large and beautiful
bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as
the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), and
the European species (Saturnia pavonia).
Emperor paper. See under Paper.
Purple emperor (Zo["o]l.), a large, strong British
butterfly (Apatura iris).
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Emperor'
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An emperor (through Old French empereor from Latin imperator) is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort) or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honor and rank than kings.
Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only reigning monarch with the title.[See more about Emperor at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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