Definition of sultan
: a king or sovereign especially of a Muslim state
sultanicplay \ˌsəl-ˈta-nik\ adjective
Recent Examples of sultan from the Web
The resort itself is as stunning and unforgettable as its backdrop, resembling a sprawling sultan's palace -- particularly when lit up for the evening.
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Origin and Etymology of sultan
Middle French, from Arabic sulṭān
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
SULTAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sultan for English Language Learners
: a king or ruler of a Muslim state or country
SULTAN Defined for Kids
Definition of sultan for Students
: a ruler especially of a Muslim state
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