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1. also tsar or tzar (zär, tsär) A male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917.
2. A person having great power or authority: an energy czar.
[Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, emperor, king, from Old Church Slavonic tsěsarĭ, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek, from Latin Caesar, emperor; see caesar.]
Usage Note: The word czar, a borrowing from Russian originally referring to the emperor of Russia, is a cousin of the German word Kaiser; both words descend from the name of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. The spelling tsar is preferred in most Slavic scholarship, as it follows the standard conventions of Russian transliteration. The spelling czar is the more common form in American English, and is the only one employed in the extended sense "someone in authority," as in energy czar.
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(Historical Terms) a variant spelling (esp US) of tsar
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or tsar(zɑr, tsɑr)
1. an emperor or king.
2. (often cap.) the former emperor of Russia.
3. an autocratic ruler or leader.
4. any person exercising great authority or power: a czar of industry.
[1545–55; < Russian tsar', Old Russian tsĭsarĭ emperor, king (akin to Old Church Slavonic tsěsarĭ) < Gothic kaisar emperor (< Greek or Latin); Greek kaîsar < Latin Caesar Caesar]
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|Noun||1.||czar - a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)|
Russia - a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
|2.||czar - a person having great power|
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czar[zɑːʳ] N → zar m
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czar[ˈzɑːr] n → tsar m
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n → Zar m
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czar[zɑːʳ] n → zar m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
(the status of) any of the former emperors of Russia. He was crowned tsar; Tsar Nicholas. tsaar قَيْصَر цар czar car der/die Zar(in) zar τσάροςzar tsaar تزار tsaari tsar צָאר रूस का बादशाह car cár kaisar tsar, (Rússa)keisari zar ロシア皇帝 (러시아의) 황제 caras cars Tsar tsaartsarcar تزار czar ţar царь cár car car tsar จักรพรรดิ çar 沙皇 цар شہنشاہ روس Nga Hoàng 沙皇
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