czar

noun \ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

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

play less commonly

tsardom

play or

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>

Variants of czar

less commonly

or

tzar

\ˈzär, ˈ(t)sär\

Origin and Etymology of czar

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


First Known Use: 1555

Other Foreign Functionary Terms


CZAR Defined for English Language Learners

czar

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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