monarch

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noun mon·arch \ˈmä-nərk, -ˌnärk\

Definition of monarch

  1. 1 :  a person who reigns over a kingdom or empire: such asa :  a sovereign rulerb :  a constitutional (see 1constitutional 3) king or queen

  2. 2 :  one that holds preeminent position or power cotton, monarch of the textile world — Wall Street Journal

  3. 3 :  monarch butterfly

monarchal

play \mə-ˈnär-kəl, mä-\ or

monarchial

play \-kē-əl\ adjective

Examples of monarch in a Sentence

  1. a new history of French monarchs

  2. the ruling monarch of Britain at that time was Queen Elizabeth I

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Origin and Etymology of monarch

Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarchos, from mon- + -archos -arch


MONARCH Defined for English Language Learners

monarch

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Definition of monarch for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as a king or queen) who rules a kingdom or empire


MONARCH Defined for Kids

monarch

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noun mon·arch \ˈmä-nərk, -ˌnärk\

Definition of monarch for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who reigns over a kingdom or an empire

  2. 2 :  monarch butterfly



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