Definition of Gustavus

1. Noun. The last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973).

Exact synonyms: Gustavus Vi
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

2. Noun. King of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950).
Exact synonyms: Gustavus V
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

3. Noun. King of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837).
Exact synonyms: Gustavus Iv
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

4. Noun. King of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792).
Exact synonyms: Gustavus Iii
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

5. Noun. King of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632).
Exact synonyms: Gustavus Adolphus, Gustavus Ii
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

6. Noun. King of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560).
Exact synonyms: Gustavus I
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex

Definition of Gustavus

1. Proper noun. (given name male from=Germanic), a Latinized form of Gustav. ¹

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Gustav Klimt
Gustav Ludwig Hertz
Gustav Mahler
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Gustav Theodor Fechner
Gustave Courbet
Gustave Flaubert
Gustavus Adolphus
Gustavus Franklin Swift
Gustavus I
Gustavus II
Gustavus V
Guthrie test
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Gutierrezia sarothrae
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Literary usage of Gustavus

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"gustavus KEAN is my cousin ; but that is not the reason I am writing about him. ... The one blight upon gustavus Kean's young life was the shadow cast by ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Rarely has a King been in such evil case as gustavus III when, at the end of August, 1788, he reappeared at Stockholm. The army was in open mutiny. ..."

3. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"The Reformation prevailed, however, through the political revolution which raised gustavus Vasa to the throne. Christian II. of Denmark was supported in his ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"gustavus, still too weak to meet the foe, entrenched himself at Werben, ... The question now was: In what way should gustavus utilize his advantage? ..."

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