Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Gustavus: Gustavus Adolphus


(gʌˈsteɪ vəs, -ˈstɑ-)
1. Gustavus I, (Gustavus Vasa) 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.
2. Gustavus II, (Gustavus Adolphus) ( “Lion of the North” ) 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32 (grandson of Gustavus I).
3. Gustavus III, 1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92.
4. Gustavus IV, (Gustavus Adolphus) 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).
5. Gustavus V (or Gus•taf or Gus•tav V) (ˈgʌs tɑv) 1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50.
6. Gustavus VI or Gustav VI, (Gustaf Adolf) 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gustavus - the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
2.Gustavus - king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
3.Gustavus - king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
4.Gustavus - king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
5.Gustavus - king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European powerGustavus - king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
6.Gustavus - king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
References in classic literature ?
This I am certain is Philander the son of my Laurina's 3d girl the amiable Bertha; there wants now but the presence of Gustavus to compleat the Union of my Laurina's Grand- Children.
And here he is; (said a Gracefull Youth who that instant entered the room) here is the Gustavus you desire to see.
and sat down on the floor, the eggs took up different positions about the carpet, where they spread themselves out, and Gustavus Adolphus left the room.
He had accordingly stationed his brigade in such a manner that, viewed from above and from a distance, one would have pronounced it the Roman triangle of the battle of Ecnomus, the boar's head of Alexander or the famous wedge of Gustavus Adolphus.
Gustavus Adolphus and his Swedes passed through more than once, as is duly recorded in archives still preserved, for we are on what was then the high-road between Sweden and Brandenburg the unfortunate.
Everybody knows the melancholy end of that nobleman, which befell at Naples two months after the French Revolution of 1830; when the Most Honourable George Gustavus, Marquis of Steyne, Earl of Gaunt and of Gaunt Castle, in the Peerage of Ireland, Viscount Hellborough, Baron Pitchley and Grillsby, a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, of the Golden Fleece of Spain, of the Russian Order of Saint Nicholas of the First Class, of the Turkish Order of the Crescent, First Lord of the Powder Closet and Groom of the Back Stairs, Colonel of the Gaunt or Regent's Own Regiment of Militia, a Trustee of the British Museum, an Elder Brother of the Trinity House, a Governor of the White Friars, and D.
Addiction permeates our society," states Gustavus professor Peg O'Connor, chair of this year's conference.
Gustavus Vasa Fox was named after a king of Sweden, although he wasn't of Swedish ancestry.
Wednesday at Atlanta's Emory University, the California Lutheran University junior completed his quest with a convincing 6-4, 6-4 win over unseeded Todd Bowlby of Gustavus Adolphus College in the Division III finals.
1630: Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania in what will prove to be a major turning point in the Thirty Years War and lead to Sweden becoming a major European power.
Her teaching career took her to Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Wesleyan College in Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic State University.
They worked with the City of Gustavus to display the whale exhibits in prominent locations in the community, and hold unveiling ceremonies with cultural blessings by Tlingit elders.