kaiser

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noun kai·ser \ˈkī-zər\

Definition of kaiser

  1. :  emperor; especially :  the ruler of Germany from 1871 to 1918

kaiserdom

play \ˈkī-zər-dəm\ noun

kaiserism

play \ˈkī-zə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of kaiser

Middle English, from Old Norse keisari; akin to Old High German keisur emperor; both from a prehistoric Germanic word borrowed from Latin Caesar, cognomen of the Emperor Augustus


Kaiser

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biographical name Kai·ser \ˈkī-zər\

Definition of Kaiser

  1. Henry John 1882–1967 American industrialist


KAISER Defined for English Language Learners

kaiser

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noun

Definition of kaiser for English Language Learners

  • : the title of the ruler of Germany from 1871 to 1918


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