mikado

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mikado the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mikado The popular designation of the hereditary sovereign of Japan; the emperor of Japan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mikado The Emperor of Japan, sometimes erroneously spoken of as the spiritual emperor. See shogun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mikado mi-kä′dō a title of the Emperor of Japan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Jap., 'exalted gate.'

Usage

In literature:

I suppose make a little party and dine somewhere, and go to the Savoy to see the 'Mikado.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
Church and State are so closely welded that the Mikado is regarded as a god.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
The government of the Mikado is to-day the best exponent of Asiatic progressiveness.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
I am turning my attention to America, not without sparing a side glance for the island kingdom of the Mikado.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
In addition to his temporal functions, the mikado has always been the great high priest of the Sintor faith.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
It will be remembered that this flower forms part of the Mikado's arms.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
In four days they were in San Francisco, and two days later on board a fast steamship bound for the land of the Mikado.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
On levee day I saw the reception at the Mikado's palace in Yeddo.
"Harper's Young People, September 28, 1880" by Various
The mikado, hearing of it, made a journey to Mino to see the wonderful waterfall.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
In the race she has to run, moreover, the Mikado-land has no such advantages as many of our people have been led to believe.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
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In poetry:

Nothing to them were the hopes of a nation;
"Czar" and "Mikado" were meaningless sounds;
None of the patriot's deep inspiration
Softened the agony caused by their wounds.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Gilbert's The Mikado will kick off the season Sept 9.
Syracuse University Opera Theatre's production of "The Mikado" is a colorful, skilled and thoroughly satisfying production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular works.
Produced and directed by Eric Johnson, this "Mikado" captures the qualities that make Gilbert and Sullivan popular.
Under the Radar DVD of the Week: ' Groucho Marx in the Mikado.
" Groucho Marx in the Mikado".
Dick Blume/The Post-Standard Mezzo -soprano Cindy Sadler as Katisha in comes to accept the marriage proposal of baritone Matthew Hayward in Syracuse Opera's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado".
Adorned in bright-colored costumes and bringing their biggest voices, the Calumet Players present "The Mikado " at the Calumet Theatre.
"Groucho Marx in the Mikado ".
Regina Opera does 'The Mikado .
Syracuse University Opera Theatre's production of "The Mikado " is a colorful, skilled and thoroughly satisfying production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular works.
Produced and directed by Eric Johnson, this " Mikado " captures the qualities that make Gilbert and Sullivan popular.
Shades of ' Mikado '.
Mike Leigh tops his own best work with this warm, rich and irritably loving portrait of Gilbert and Sullivan prepping for The Mikado.
35-story Sonesta Mikado expects OK to build soon.
John Allen co-stars as Koko, center, in Trinity Prep's production of "The Mikado".
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In science:

Giovanni Schiaparelli’s middle name was Virginio (Mazzuato 2006), which, like “it seems that you are the son of the Mikado” (W.S.
Astrophysics in 2006
It seems that you are the son of the Mikado.
Astrophysics in 2006
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