• WordNet 3.6
    • n emperor large richly colored butterfly
    • n emperor large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
    • n emperor red table grape of California
    • n emperor the male ruler of an empire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
    • n Emperor The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors
    • n emperor A commander-in-chief; a supreme leader of an army or of armies.
    • n emperor The sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire: a title of dignity conventionally superior to that of king: as, the emperor of Germany or of Russia. See empire. The title emperor, first assumed (with consent of the senate) by Julius Cæsar, was held by the succeeding rulers of the Roman, and afterward of the Western and Eastern empires. The line of emperors of the West terminated in a. d. 476, but the title was revived in 800 by Charlemagne, who thus laid the foundation of the elective Holy Roman Empire (which see, under empire). The last of his successors had, before his abdication in 1806, adopted the title of hereditary emperor of Austria. The king of Prussia was crowned emperor of Germany in 1871. Peter the Great of Russia assumed the title in 1721, and the ruler of Brazil in 1822; and it was held by Napoleon I. and Napoleon III. of France. In 1876 Queen Victoria of England was proclaimed empress of India. In western speech the sovereigns of Turkey, China, Japan, etc., are called emperors.
    • n emperor In zoöl.: In entomology: One of several large sphinxes or moths: as, the peacock emperor, Saturnia pavonia. One of several large butterflies of the family Nymphalidæ: as, the purple emperor, the popular name in Great Britain of Apatura iris, also called the purple high-flier; the tawny emperor, A. herse. See Apatura.
    • n emperor In ornithology, one of sundry birds notable of their kind.
    • n emperor A large boa of Central America, Boa imperator, probably a variety of the Boa constrictor.
    • n emperor Synonyms Monarch, etc. See prince.
    • n emperor [capitalized] The trade-name of a standard quality of fine English drawing-paper made in sheets 72 by 48 inches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The production of toilet paper in China began in 1391, which was used for the Emperors
    • n Emperor em′pėr-or the head of the Roman Empire: the highest title of sovereignty
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  • Lord Byron
    “I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.”
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    “I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. empereor, empereour, F. empereur, L. imperator, fr. imperare, to command; in, in + parare, to prepare, order. See Parade, and cf. Imperative Empress
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. emperere—L. imperator (fem. imperatrix)—imperāre, to command.


In literature:

How had the Emperor looked, and what had the Emperor said?
"The Princess Virginia" by C. N. Williamson
Who this Invisible Emperor is, we don't even know.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
At the time of the last emperor of the Sui dynasty, the power was in the hands of the emperor's uncle, Yang Su.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The Emperor recalls me to Vienna?
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
The great Emperor by no means despised the trick of setting his servants to watch one another.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
The Emperor has returned!
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
It was a prospect for an emperor; above all, for a poet emperor.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Bonaparte's personal letter to the Emperor was, as the writer doubtless foresaw it would be, equally unsuccessful.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The third historical emperor was Huang-ti, the "Yellow emperor," according to the literal translation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The Emperor Justinian prohibited the teaching of philosophy, and closed its schools in Athens A.D. 529.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The new emperor assumed the name of Kaotsou, made famous by the first emperor of the Hans.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Henceforth the title of King of Kabul {38} was to be subjected to the higher title of Emperor of Hindustan.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
The Emperor rode through the ranks uncovered.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
In 1788 some envoys were sent to Paris by the Emperor Tippoo Sahib.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
The Emperor Constantine made the town his winter quarters in the fourth century.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
On the 18th of May, 1804, by a decree of the senate, Napoleon was declared Emperor of France.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
For Byzantium or for an Emperor of the West?
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
You shall no longer tyrannise over the Emperor's army and the Emperor's generals.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
He also occupied Bohemia, till driven out by the emperor Henry IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
He had died for the emperor!
"The Way of the Gods" by John Luther Long

In poetry:

I hear talk of Sultan Baholol,
Also of Sher Shar Sur:
They were Afghans who won renown
As emperors in Hind.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Then she brought the twain together
In the gorgeous Vatican:
The pontiff and the emperor,
The monarch and the man.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Who ride with a gallant bearing
where every saddle's a throne,
and each is an emperor sharing
an empire enough for his own.
"The Men Of The Open Spaces" by William Henry Ogilvie
"Now, surely," said the youthful knight,
"You are Lady Bellisance,
Wife to the Grecian Emperor;
Your brother's King of France.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Hans, as you see, to town has been;
His waistcoat's red, his sunshade green.
He lives beside the river Iser,
And calls his emperor the Kaiser.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
August by an emperor
was given his great name.
It is gold and purple
like a Hall of Fame.
(I have known it rather cold
and wettish, all the same.)
"January Jumps About" by George Barker

In news:

Westfield Community Players present The Emperor 's New Clothes.
The ex- Emperor 's new clothes.
For a fun-filled good time, the Westfield Community Players will present "The Emperor 's New Clothes," a children's show for ages five and up, on Saturday, Dec 1 at 11 am and 2 p.m.
Emperor 's Palace in Cleveland gets Rockwell Avenue cooking again.
View full size John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer Long dead, Rockwell Avenue is enjoying some new life with the opening of Emperor 's Palace.
Emperor 's Palace -- 2136 Rockwell Ave, Cleveland, 216-861-9999 -- is reclaiming the heart of old Chinatown.
Yefim Bronfman performs Beethoven's " Emperor " Concerto Ticket Giveaway.
A Passion for the Emperor 's Seal.
Crucially for Far Eastern buyers, a six-character seal mark on the underside proves that the vase was not just made for the palace, but for the emperor 's personal use.
Until we have more data showing that improving test scores actually teaches students to think well, or that an improved test score predicts better life outcomes, we're all willfully looking away from the Emperor 's nakedness.
Curse of the emperor 's tomb.
The diary of Babur, the first Moghul emperor , offers some lessons in how to manage—and to enjoy—the place.
Black Emperor 's menacing "Hope Drone" opener.
The Hippodrome was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus.
Read ' Emperor 's New Clothes' before voting.

In science:

Roger Penrose, “The Emperor’s New Mind - Concerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics”, Oxford University Press (1989).
A model of memory, learning and recognition
Penrose New Emperor’s Mind, Oxford University Press, (1989); R.
The G\"odelizing Quantum-Mechanical Automata
Penrose, The Emperor’s new Mind (Oxford University Press, New York, 1989), and The Shadows of the Mind (Oxford University Press, New York, 1994). N. E.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
Macy, The emperor’s dilemma: A computational model of self-enforcing norms.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences.
The Bowley Ratio
Penrose, R. (1989), The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Sometimes even arithmetic malfunctions. “The line (of Japanese emperors) has been continuous for 100 generations or since about 500 AD” (Nakahori 2006), which, at 15 years per generation implies a good deal of precocity no longer found in that royal family.
Astrophysics in 2006
Endocrine correlates of parental care in an antartic winter breeding seabird, the Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
The approach is used to compare the lengths of rule of Roman Emperors over various historical periods, including the “decline and fall” phase of the empire.
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
Section 3 also contains an application of the proposed test to a comparison of the lengths of rule of Roman Emperors over various historical periods.
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
A recent article of Khmaladze, Brownrigg and Haywood reached the interesting conclusion that the lengths of rule of Roman Emperors were exponentially distributed, implying that their reigns ceased unexpectedly (“brittle power”).
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
The authors thank Estate Khmaladze for sending the data on the Roman Emperors and a referee and an associate editor for their helpful comments that have a resulted in a much improved paper.
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
We provide the (Fortran) programs as well as the data used in the Roman Emperors example, and the program used to compute the critical values in Table 1.
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
Brittle power: On Roman Emperors and exponential lengths of rule.
Empirical likelihood-based tests for stochastic ordering
Roger Penrose, Emperor’s new mind (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989).
The Plight of `I Am'