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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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'Emperor' example sentence in quotations


* 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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  • Emperor's frescoed rooms unveiled for first time in Rome
    Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration. Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'
  • Lessons from Tiberius, forgotten emperor
    Reluctant to take power, unhappy once he did 2,000 years on the long-gone Romans career may not be reassuring but it is still relevant This week is noteworthy, not just for events in Scotland, but because it marks 2,000 years since the accession of Romes second emperor, Tiberius. This was the moment when it became clear that Augustuss reign wasnt a mere aberration Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'
  • Japanese emperor cautioned against WWII: official history
    Emperor Hirohito, the demi-god at the apex of the Japanese state when it waged bloody war across Asia, cautioned against conflict but celebrated military success, according to the long-awaited official history of his reign, released Tuesday. The annals, produced by the Imperial Household Agency, show how in the lead-up to Japan's surprise attack on the US flee Read more on this news related to 'Emperor'

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