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mon·arch

 (mŏn′ərk, -ärk′)
n.
1. One who reigns over a state or territory, usually for life and by hereditary right, especially:
a. A sole and absolute ruler.
b. A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority: a constitutional monarch.
2. One that commands or rules: "I am monarch of all I survey" (William Cowper).
3. One that surpasses others in power or preeminence: "Mont Blanc is the monarch of the mountains" (Byron).
4. A monarch butterfly.

[Middle English monarke, from Old French monarque, from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhos : mono-, mono- + arkhein, to rule.]

mo·nar′chal (mə-när′kəl), mo·nar′chic (-kĭk), mo·nar′chi·cal (-kĭ-kəl) adj.
mo·nar′chal·ly, mo·nar′chi·cal·ly adv.

monarch

(ˈmɒnək)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
2. a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
3. (Animals) Also called: milkweed a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae
[C15: from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek; see mono-, -arch]
monarchal, monarchial adj
moˈnarchally adv
moˈnarchical, moˈnarchic adj
moˈnarchically adv
ˈmonarchism n
ˈmonarchist n, adj
ˌmonarˈchistic adj

mon•arch

(ˈmɒn ərk, -ɑrk)

n.
1. a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
2. a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
3. a person or thing that holds a dominant position.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin monarcha < Greek monárchēs sole ruler; see mon-, -arch]
mo•nar•chal (məˈnɑr kəl) mo•nar′chi•al (-ki əl) adj.
mo•nar′chal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monarch - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary rightmonarch - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Capetian - a member of the Capetian dynasty
Carlovingian, Carolingian - a member of the Carolingian dynasty
czar, tsar, tzar - a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
emperor - the male ruler of an empire
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
king, male monarch, Rex - a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
Merovingian - a member of the Merovingian dynasty
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
Shah, Shah of Iran - title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran
2.monarch - large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markingsmonarch - large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
danaid, danaid butterfly - large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste
Danaus, genus Danaus - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies

monarch

noun ruler, king or queen, sovereign, tsar, potentate, crowned head, emperor or empress, prince or princess She will never stand down as monarch and we fully support her.
Translations
مَلِكمَلِكٌ
monarchapanovníkvládce
monark
hallitsijamonarkki
monarh
egyeduralkodó
einvaldur; konungur, drottning
君主
세습적 군주
monarchasmonarchija
monarhs
monarcha
vladar
monark
เจ้าแผ่นดิน
quốc vương, nữ hoàng

monarch

[ˈmɒnək] Nmonarca mf

monarch

[ˈmɒnərk] nmonarque m

monarch

nMonarch(in) m(f), → Herrscher(in) m(f); (fig)König m; absolute monarchAlleinherrscher(in) m(f)

monarch

[ˈmɒnək] nmonarca m

monarch

(ˈmonək) noun
a king, queen, emperor, or empress.
ˈmonarchyplural ˈmonarchies noun
(a country etc that has) government by a monarch.

monarch

مَلِكٌ vládce monark Monarch μονάρχης monarca monarkki monarque monarh monarca 君主 세습적 군주 vorst monark monarcha monarca монарх monark เจ้าแผ่นดิน kral quốc vương, nữ hoàng 君主
References in classic literature ?
It seemed that this poor ignorant Monarch -- as he called himself -- was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space.
Song and dance and hands that sway The passion of a thousand lyres Ever through the live-long day, And the monarch never tires.
1287a] We will next consider the absolute monarch that we have just mentioned, who does everything according to his own will: for a king governing under the direction of laws which he is obliged to follow does not of himself create any particular species of government, as we have already said: for in every state whatsoever, either aristocracy or democracy, it is easy to appoint a general for life; and there are many who entrust the administration of affairs to one person only; such is the government at Dyrrachium, and nearly the same at Opus.
When the two little friends obeyed the summons of the king they found him sitting at his wine with the seven members of his cabinet council; but the monarch appeared to be in a very ill humor.
Then, brother," I replied, "you can return to your China, post haste or at whatever haste you are bound to go, as I am not fit for so long a travel and, besides being ill, I am very much without money, while Emperor for Emperor and Monarch for Monarch, I have at Naples the great Count of Lemos, who, without so many petty titles of colleges and rectorships, sustains me, protects me and does me more favour than I can wish for.
Of Prince John thou thinkest as I do; that he is too weak to be a determined monarch, too tyrannical to be an easy monarch, too insolent and presumptuous to be a popular monarch, and too fickle and timid to be long a monarch of any kind.
This important monarch of the Underground World was a little fat man clothed in gray-brown garments that were the exact color of the rock throne in which he was seated.
No, I won't miss my opportunity now, as I did after Austerlitz," he thought, expecting every moment to meet the monarch, and conscious of the blood that rushed to his heart at the thought.
What do you mean, Kaliko, by being so contented when your monarch is unhappy?
Well," said the monarch, observing her inspection of the royal person, "how do you like me?
The sun was setting, and the monarch was about to give his court the signal to retire, when suddenly an Indian appeared before his throne, leading a horse richly harnessed, and looking in every respect exactly like a real one.
In those instances in which the monarch finally prevailed over his vassals, his success was chiefly owing to the tyranny of those vassals over their dependents.