Cae·​sar ˈsē-zər How to pronounce Caesar (audio)
: any of the Roman emperors succeeding Augustus Caesar
used as a title
often not capitalized : a powerful ruler:
[from the reference in Matthew 22:21] : the civil power : a temporal ruler

Examples of Caesar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Believed to have been owned by the father-in-law of Julius Caesar, the texts were carbonized by the heat of the volcanic debris. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 7 Feb. 2024 Grammy winner Daniel Caesar and Nicholas Durocher, also known as Talk, follow Cardin with five nominations each for the 53rd edition of Canada’s music awards to be handed out on March 24 in Halifax. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2024 The scrolls were discovered in Herculaneum, an ancient Roman city destroyed by Vesuvius’ eruption, in a villa that may have been owned by Julius Caesar’s father-in-law. Margherita Bassi, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Feb. 2024 The original Caesar salad has been made this way for 100 years in Tijuana. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2024 Capital Grille: Treat the family to a holiday meal at this upscale steakhouse with various offerings from delicious starters (French onion soup, Caesar salad) to Ribeye steak sandwich or even lobster salad. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, 2 Feb. 2024 The event was first held at Caesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento, as a one-day event in 2018 and 2019. Marcus D. Smith, Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb. 2024 Bob Marley: One Love (Music Inspired by the Film), also out Feb. 14, is a seven-song EP featuring reinterpretations of Marley song by Musgraves, Daniel Caesar, Wizkid, Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, Bloody Civilian, and Skip Marley, Marley’s grandson. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2024 In addition to Musgraves, the film’s soundtrack also includes cover songs by Skip Marley, Daniel Caesar, Leon Bridges, and Jessie Reyez, among others. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


Gaius Julius Caesar

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caesar was circa 1548

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“Caesar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


Cae·​sar ˈsē-zər How to pronounce Caesar (audio)
: any of the Roman emperors after Caesar Augustus

from Latin Caesar (title of a line of emperors after Caesar Augustus, adopted son of Julius Caesar) see Word History at emperor

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Cae·​sar ˈsē-zər How to pronounce Caesar (audio)
(Gaius) Julius 100–44 b.c. Roman general, statesman, and writer

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