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monarch (ˈmɒnək



  1. 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. Also called: : milkweed a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae

Derived Forms

monarchal (mɒˈnɑːkəl , or monarchial (mɒˈnɑːkɪəl   adjective
moˈnarchally  adverb
moˈnarchical, or moˈnarchic  adjective
moˈnarchically  adverb
ˈmonarchism  noun
ˈmonarchist  noun, adjective
ˌmonarˈchistic  adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek; see mono-, -arch


View thesaurus entry
= ruler, king or queen, sovereign, tsar, potentate, crowned head, emperor or empress, prince or princess

Translations for 'monarch'

  • British English: monarch A monarch is a king or queen.ˈmɒnək NOUN
  • Arabic: مَلِكٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: monarca
  • Chinese: 君主
  • Croatian: monarh
  • Czech: vládce vládkyně
  • Danish: monark
  • Dutch: vorst
  • European Spanish: monarca
  • Finnish: monarkki
  • French: monarque
  • German: Monarch Monarchin
  • Greek: μονάρχης
  • Italian: monarca
  • Japanese: 君主
  • Korean: 세습적 군주
  • Norwegian: monark
  • Polish: monarcha
  • Portuguese: monarca
  • Romanian: monarh monarhi
  • Russian: монарх
  • Spanish: monarca
  • Swedish: monark
  • Thai: เจ้าแผ่นดิน
  • Turkish: kral
  • Ukrainian: монарх
  • Vietnamese: quốc vương, nữ hoàng

Example Sentences Including 'monarch'

The bearded monarch was poised over the block, and the masked executioner held a sword aloft.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
Pendergood walked up to his monarch , took and kissed his hand and, with the Pashtun's usual aplomb, sat down and began to talk.
Shah, Idries Kara Kush
All rather sensitive ones for whichever monarch that ordered them.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)


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