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Definition of "emperor" []

  • The male ruler of an empire. (noun)
  • The emperor butterfly. (noun)
  • The emperor moth. (noun)
  • A monarch who rules or reigns over an empire (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of several large saturniid moths with eyelike markings on each wing, esp Saturnia pavonia of Europe (noun)

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Use "emperor" in a sentence
  • "The title emperor of Austria, then, replaced that of"
  • "Indeed, the title emperor is difficult of acquisition."
  • "From the beginning, ideas, movements and feelings were swirling through the girl, making her a relentless witness of her time, and an authority-antagonist for whom the emperor is always naked."