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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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emperor

noun ruler, king, monarch, sovereign, lord, shah, kaiser, tsar, potentate, khan, mikado, imperator the coronation of Japan's new emperor
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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
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emperor

[ˈɛmpər] nempereur m
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emperor

nKaiser m; (in Rome also) → Imperator m
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emperor

[ˈɛmprəʳ] nimperatore m
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emperor

(ˈempərə) nounfeminine ˈempress
the head of an empire. Charlemagne was emperor of a large part of the world; the Emperor Napoleon.
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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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After a series of botched emperorships, Vespasian is called to the seat, which raises a chivalric dilemma regarding the "breaking of truth." Vespasian had vowed to destroy Jerusalem and enact what he perceived as God's vengeance for the Jewish killing of Christ.