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em·per·or

 (ĕm′pər-ər)
n.
1. The male ruler of an empire.
2.
a. The emperor butterfly.
b. The emperor moth.
c. The emperor penguin.

[Middle English emperour, from Old French empereor, from Latin imperātor, from imperāre, to command : in-, in; see en-1 + parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

em′per·or·ship′ n.

emperor

(ˈɛmpərə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a monarch who rules or reigns over an empire
2. (Animals) Also called: emperor moth any of several large saturniid moths with eyelike markings on each wing, esp Saturnia pavonia of Europe. See also giant peacock moth
3. (Animals) See purple emperor
[C13: from Old French empereor, from Latin imperātor commander-in-chief, from imperāre to command, from im- + parāre to make ready]
ˈemperorˌship n

em•per•or

(ˈɛm pər ər)

n.
the male sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire.
[1175–1225; < Old French empereor < Latin imperātor orig., one who gives orders, ruler =imperā(re) to order, command (im- im-1 + -perāre, comb. form of parāre to provide, prepare) + -tor -tor]
em′per•or•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emperor - the male ruler of an empireemperor - the male ruler of an empire    
empress - a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor
Holy Roman Emperor - sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire
Kaiser - the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918
mikado, tenno - the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno
Emperor of Rome, Roman Emperor - sovereign of the Roman Empire
Romanoff, Romanov - a member of the imperial family that ruled Russia
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
2.emperor - red table grape of California
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
3.emperor - large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wingsemperor - large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
genus Saturnia, Saturnia - type genus of the Saturniidae: emperor moth
4.emperor - large richly colored butterflyemperor - large richly colored butterfly  
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
Apatura, genus Apatura - large Old World butterflies
Apatura iris, purple emperor - large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple

emperor

noun ruler, king, monarch, sovereign, lord, shah, kaiser, tsar, potentate, khan, mikado, imperator the coronation of Japan's new emperor
Translations
إمْبراطوراِمْبراطور
императорцар
emperador
císař
kejser
imperiestro
keiser
keisari
imperator
császár
kaisar
keisarikeisari; keisaraynja
皇帝天皇帝王
황제
imperator
imperatorius
imperators
cesarzimperator
cisárcár
cesar
kejsare
kaisari
จักรพรรดิ
hoàng đế

emperor

[ˈempərəʳ]
A. Nemperador m
B. CPD emperor penguin Npingüino m emperador or real

emperor

[ˈɛmpər] nempereur m

emperor

nKaiser m; (in Rome also) → Imperator m

emperor

[ˈɛmprəʳ] nimperatore m

emperor

(ˈempərə) nounfeminine ˈempress
the head of an empire. Charlemagne was emperor of a large part of the world; the Emperor Napoleon.

emperor

اِمْبراطور císař kejser Kaiser αυτοκράτορας emperador keisari empereur imperator imperatore 皇帝 황제 keizer keiser cesarz imperador император kejsare จักรพรรดิ imparator hoàng đế 皇帝
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Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on them in order to be beautifully dressed.
Those must indeed be splendid clothes,' thought the Emperor.
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I should like to know how the weavers are getting on with my cloth," said the Emperor to himself, after some little time had elapsed; he was, however, rather embarrassed, when he remembered that a simpleton, or one unfit for his office, would be unable to see the manufacture.
Amid these sounds, only the youthful kindly voice of the Emperor Alexander was clearly heard.
The handsome young Emperor Alexander, in the uniform of the Horse Guards, wearing a cocked hat with its peaks front and back, with his pleasant face and resonant though not loud voice, attracted everyone's attention.
At the moment his Majesty appeared, a universal, delighted, enthusiastic smile ought to break out like a rash among the passengers--a smile of love, of gratification, of admiration--and with one accord, the party must begin to bow--not obsequiously, but respectfully, and with dignity; at the end of fifteen minutes the Emperor would go in the house, and we could run along home again.
At the end of three hours of boding suspense, they came back and said the Emperor would receive us at noon the next day-- would send carriages for us--would hear the address in person.
They invited him to rule over them soon after the Wicked Witch was destroyed; and as Nick Chopper has the best heart in all the world I am sure he has proved an excellent and able emperor.
He is a proud man, as he has every reason to be, and it pleases him to be termed Emperor rather than King.
The author diverts the emperor, and his nobility of both sexes, in a very uncommon manner.
My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time.