viceroy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viceroy showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
    • n viceroy governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
    • Viceroy (Zoöl) A large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia archippus syn. Limenitis archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black lines along the nervures and a row of white spots along the outer margins. The larvæ feed on willow, poplar, and apple trees.
    • Viceroy The governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute; as, the viceroy of India.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viceroy A vice-king; the governor of a kingdom or colony, who rules in the name of the king (or queen), as the deputy of the sovereign: as, the viceroy of India or of Ireland.
    • n viceroy The archippus, a handsomely colored American butterfly, Basilarchia archippus, formerly known as Limenitis disippus. It is orange-red with black markings. Its larva feeds on willow, poplar, and plum, and hibernates in leaf-rolls. It mimics in the adult state (supposably for protection) the large cosmopolitan Anosia plexippus. See cut under disippus. S. H. Scudder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Viceroy one representing the royal authority in a dependency, as in India
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vice-roi,; pref. vice-, in the place of (L. vice,) + roi, a king, L. rex,. See Vice (prep.) and Royal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'in the place of,' abl. of vicis (gen.), change.

Usage

In literature:

Philip II sent as many reenforcements as the dreadful importunity of his viceroy begged for.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
I wonder who will be viceroy of Syria.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
When, however, he mentioned the subject to Mehemet Ali, the Viceroy shook his head.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Accordingly in the summer the Viceroy and his government move up to Simla in the cool of the hills.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
And you're his trusty and well-loved Lucas, Prince Trask, and Viceroy of his Majesty's Realm of Tanith.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
MEXICO AND THE VICEROYS .
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
GIORDANO, THE VICEROY, AND THE DUKE OF DIANO.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
The other arm caught the Viceroy's arm and twisted it behind his back.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
On the return of Albuquerque, the hero of Cochin, the King decided to appoint a Viceroy of India.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
He was a courtier; he was secretary to Oropezo, viceroy successively of Navarre and of Valencia, and was afterwards promoted by Philip IV.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
There was once a merchant who had a beautiful daughter, with whom the king and the viceroy were both in love.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
He did not become rich, and he did not achieve anywhere near the success that the Viceroy had.
"Despoilers of the Golden Empire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The patience of the viceroy appears to have been exhausted by these delays.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
His viceroys ruled over provinces larger and richer than either France or England.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
In the first act we witness the wedding of {231} Alfonso, son of the Viceroy of Naples, with the Spanish Princess Elvira.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The voyagers were not treated by the viceroy with the courtesy which might have been expected.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is evident that the ex-Viceroy had again become the hardy navigator of his earlier years.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Mexico, exactions of Spanish viceroys in, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Viceroy, who has since shown himself to be a man of ability, had not at that time gained the confidence of the public.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
Of unknown parentage, Alvarado had been received into the family of the viceroy when an infant.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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In poetry:

A patriot of high degree,
Who could no longer bear
This upstart Viceroy's tyranny,
Against him did declare.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
And so, well-pleased with being soothed
Into a sweet half-sleep,
Three times his kingly beard he smoothed,
And made him viceroy o'er his sheep.
"The Shepherd Of King Admetus" by James Russell Lowell
No Viceroy of this land has ever left
Such large regrets, as you my Lord, will do;
For admiration, confidence, respect
Are felt for you the wide Dominion through.
"Farewell To Lord And Lady Dufferin" by Nora Pembroke
Our desolate counthry of Oireland,
They're bint, the blagyards, to desthroy,
And now having murdthered our counthry,
They're goin to kill the Viceroy, Dear boy;
'Twas he was our proide and our joy!
"Molony’s Lament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Wheel down, wheel down to southward; oh, Gooverooska go!
And tell the Deep-Sea Viceroys! the story of our woe;
Ere, empty as the shark's egg the tempest flings ashore,
The beaches of Lukannon shall know their sons no more!
"Lukannon" by Rudyard Kipling
It was a Viceroy's Secret, but — perhaps the wine was red —
Perhaps an Aged Concillor had lost his aged head —
Perhaps Delilah's eyes were bright — Delilah's whispers sweet —
The Aged Member told her what 'twere treason to repeat.
"Delilah" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Viceroy hires former Silvertree marketing VP.
Viceroy Snowmass has just appointed John Quigley as director of sales and marketing.
Viceroy Miami outdoor pool deck.
Viceroy Hotel (photo by Lee Bey).
The former Viceroy Hotel is expected to take a step closer to protected landmark status today.
Jean Michel-Gathy and Kelly Wearstler's Viceroy Snowmass Debuts.
The food at Whist in the Viceroy Hotel is the best-kept secret in Santa Monica, but it's time the word got out.
Whist at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.
The Viceroy wants to make sure you never have a cocktail near or below sea level again.
Cameo Bar at the Viceroy .
If you didn't have a ticket to the Coachella Music Festival or were just too hip for it, there was room for you at the GQ VIP Lounge at the Viceroy Hotel that weekend.
For more information or to book, please visit Viceroy Palm Springs, or call 800 237-3687.
3-for-1 nights at Viceroy Zihuatanejo.
For more information or to book, please visit Viceroy Zihuatanejo, or call 866 905-9560.
Whist at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.
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