czar

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noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\
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tzar

Definition of czar

  1. 1 :  emperor; specifically :  the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution

  2. 2 :  one having great power or authority a banking czar

czardom

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tsardom

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tzardom

\ˈzär-dəm, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun

Examples of czar in a Sentence

  1. a showbiz czar who is said to be able to make or break a career

Origin and Etymology of czar

New Latin czar, from Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, from Goth kaisar, from Greek or Latin; Greek, from Latin Caesar — more at caesar


First Known Use: 1555

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CZAR Defined for English Language Learners

czar

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noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Definition of czar for English Language Learners

  • : the title of the ruler of Russia before 1917

  • : a very powerful person in a particular business or activity

  • —used as an unofficial title for the person who is in charge of a government office or department


CZAR Defined for Kids

czar

noun \ˈzär\

Definition of czar for Students

  1. :  the ruler of Russia before 1917



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