monarch [män′ərk, män′ärk΄]
[LME monarcha < LL < Gr monarchēs < monos, alone + archein, to rule: see MONO- & -ARCH]
1. the single or sole ruler of a state
2. the hereditary (often constitutional) head of a state; king, queen, etc.
3. a person or thing that surpasses others of the same kind
4. a large, migratory butterfly (Danaus plexippus) native to North America, having orange, black-edged wings: the larvae feed on milkweed

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  • Monarch — Mon arch, n. [F. monarque, L. monarcha, fr. Gr. ?, ?; mo nos alone + ? to be first, rule, govern. See {Archi }.] 1. A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief. [1913 Webster] He who reigns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monarch — Sm erw. obs. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. monarcha, dieses aus gr. monárchēs, mónarchos, eigentlich Alleinherrscher , zu gr. árchein herrschen und gr. mónos allein, einzig . Abstraktum: Monarchie; Adjektiv: monarchistisch.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Monarch — Mon arch, a. Superior to others; pre[ e]minent; supreme; ruling. Monarch savage. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monarch — butterfly mon arch but ter*fly, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large red and black butterfly ({Danais Plexippus}) having striking orange brown wings with black veins in a reticulated pattern; called also {milkweed butterfly} and {monarch}. Its larvae feed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monarch! — Monarch Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Drone Doom, Sludge Gründung 2002 Website …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • monarch — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. monarque (14c.) or directly from L.L. monarcha, from Gk. monarkhes one who rules alone (see MONARCHY (Cf. monarchy)). As a type of large butterfly, from 1890 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Monarch — Monarch: Die Bezeichnung für »gekrönter ‹Allein›herrscher« (z. B. König oder Kaiser) wurde im 16. Jh. aus mlat. monarcha entlehnt, das aus griech. mónarchos »Alleinherrscher« stammt. Dies ist eine Bildung aus griech. mónos »allein, einzig« (vgl.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • monarch — [n] ruler autocrat, crowned head, despot, emperor, empress, king, majesty, potentate, prince, princess, queen, sovereign; concepts 354,422 …   New thesaurus

  • monarch — ► NOUN 1) a sovereign head of state. 2) a large migratory orange and black butterfly. DERIVATIVES monarchic adjective monarchical adjective. ORIGIN from Greek monos alone + arkhein to rule …   English terms dictionary

  • Monarch — For other uses, see Monarch (disambiguation). King redirects here. For other uses, see King (disambiguation). Part of the Politics series on …   Wikipedia

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