emperor Definition

a sovereign ruler of great power and rank, especially one ruling an empire.

Using emperor: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "emperor" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The emperor of Japan is a symbol of national unity.

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    Julius Caesar was a Roman emperor.

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    The emperor penguin is the largest of all penguin species.

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    The emperor moth is a large and colorful moth.

emperor Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for emperor

Phrases with emperor

  • emperor's new clothes

    an idiom used to describe a situation where people are afraid to criticize something because everyone else seems to think it is good or important, even though it is actually bad or unimportant


    The new art exhibit is like the emperor's new clothes. Everyone is saying how great it is, but I don't see anything special about it.

  • emperor's seal

    a stamp or seal used by an emperor to signify official approval or authority


    The document was stamped with the emperor's seal, indicating that it had been approved by the highest authority in the land.

  • a large and colorful butterfly found in tropical regions around the world


    The emperor butterfly is known for its bright orange and black wings.

Origins of emperor

from Latin 'imperator', meaning 'commander'


Summary: emperor in Brief

The term 'emperor' [ˈɛmpərə] refers to a powerful sovereign ruler, often of an empire. Examples include Julius Caesar and the emperor of Japan. The term also extends into phrases like 'emperor's new clothes,' referring to a situation where people are afraid to criticize something, and 'emperor's seal,' denoting official approval or authority.

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