sultan

play
noun sul·tan \ˈsəl-tən\

Definition of sultan

  1. :  a king or sovereign especially of a Muslim state

sultanic

play \ˌsəl-ˈta-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sultan

Middle French, from Arabic sulṭān


First Known Use: 1555


SULTAN Defined for English Language Learners

sultan

play
noun sul·tan \ˈsəl-tən\

Definition of sultan for English Language Learners

  • : a king or ruler of a Muslim state or country


SULTAN Defined for Kids

sultan

play
noun sul·tan \ˈsəl-tən\

Definition of sultan for Students

  1. :  a ruler especially of a Muslim state



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sultan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ