Definition of Monarch

1. Noun. A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right.




2. Noun. Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed.
Exact synonyms: Danaus Plexippus, Milkweed Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly
Generic synonyms: Danaid, Danaid Butterfly
Group relationships: Danaus, Genus Danaus

Definition of Monarch

1. n. A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief.

2. a. Superior to others; preëminent; supreme; ruling.

Definition of Monarch

1. Noun. The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy. ¹

2. Noun. The monarch butterfly, ''Danaus plexippus'', found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monarch

1. an absolute ruler [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monarch

1. 1. A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief. "He who reigns Monarch in heaven, . Upheld by old repute." (Milton) 2. One superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest. 3. A patron deity or presiding genius. "Come, thou, monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchus." (Shak) 4. A very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus). Synonym: milkweed butterfly. Origin: F. Monarque, L. Monarcha, fr. Gr,; alone + to be first, rule, govern. See Archi-. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monarch

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Literary usage of Monarch

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"XIII Here must they pause; for, in advance As far as one might pitch a lance, The monarch rode along the van, The foe's approaching force ..."

2. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER HA monarch IN DESHABILLE IT was the morning after the guardsman had returned to his duties. Eight o'clock had struck on the great clock of ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... monarch of the subterraneous regions.37 The Egyptians, who were obstinately devoted to the religion of their fathers, refused to admit this foreign ..."

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