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Kai·ser

 (kī′zər)
n.
1. Any of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), of Austria (1804-1918), or of Germany (1871-1918).
2. Used as the title for such a man.

[German, from Middle High German keiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar; see caesar.]
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Kaiser

(ˈkaɪzə)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Historical Terms) any German emperor, esp Wilhelm II (ruled 1888–1918)
2. (Historical Terms) obsolete any Austro-Hungarian emperor
[C16: from German, ultimately from Latin Caesar emperor, from the cognomen of Gaius Julius Caesar]
ˈkaiserdom, ˈkaiserism n

Kaiser

(German ˈkaizər)
n
(Biography) Georg (ˈɡeːɔrk). 1878–1945, German expressionist dramatist
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kai•ser

(ˈkaɪ zər)

n.
1. a German emperor: the title used from 1871 to 1918.
2. an Austrian emperor.
3. a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
[1800–10; < German, Old High German keisar « Latin Caesar emperor, literally, Caesar]

Kai•ser

(ˈkaɪ zər)

n.
Henry J(ohn), 1882–1967, U.S. industrialist.
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Noun1.kaiser - the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918Kaiser - the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918
emperor - the male ruler of an empire
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Translations

Kaiser

[ˈkaɪzəʳ] Nkáiser m
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In post-World War I Germany, the most influential dramatist of expressionism was Georg Kaiser (1878-1945), who died in the last year of World War II.
She persuasively suggested analogies between Hauptmann's tetralogy and such contemporary works as Thomas Mann's 'Joseph' novels, Hermann Broch Die Verzauberung (also known as Der Versucher), Georg Kaiser's lellenische Trilogie, and Gottfried Benn's late mythological poems.
If the playwright had heeded these words, he would have made his alter ego, Tom Wingfield, a genuine expressionistic protagonist, with American antecedents in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones (1920), Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine (1923), and Sophie Treadwell's Machinal (1928), together with German precedents stretching from the quintessential expressionist Georg Kaiser all the way back to such late, even ironic romantic relatives of his as Heinrich von Kleist and Georg Buchner.