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Emperor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Emperor n
  1. the male ruler of an empire
  2. red table grape of California
  3. large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings [syn: emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia}]
  4. large richly colored butterfly [syn: emperor butterfly]
Emperor Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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, Empress.] 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).
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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.

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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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