The king of England is an example of a monarch.
- Obs. the single or sole ruler of a state
- the hereditary (often constitutional) head of a state; king, queen, etc.
- a person or thing that surpasses others of the same kind
- a large, migratory butterfly (Danaus plexippus) native to North America, having orange, black-edged wings: the larvae feed on milkweed
Origin of monarchLate Middle English monarcha ; from Late Latin ; from Classical Greek monarch?s ; from monos, alone + archein, to rule: see mono- and amp; -arch
- One who reigns over a state or territory, usually for life and by hereditary right, especially:a. A sole and absolute ruler.b. A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority: a constitutional monarch.
- One that commands or rules: “I am monarch of all I survey” (William Cowper).
- One that surpasses others in power or preeminence: “Mont Blanc is the monarch of the mountains” (Byron).
- A monarch butterfly.
Origin of monarchMiddle English monarke, from Old French monarque, from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhos : mono-, mono- + arkhein, to rule.
- mo·nar′chal , mo·nar′chic , mo·nar′chi·cal
- mo·nar′chal·ly, mo·nar′chi·cal·ly
Latin monarchia, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¿Î½Î¬ÏÏ‡Î·Ï‚ (monarchÄ“s), variant of Î¼ÏŒÎ½Î±ÏÏ‡Î¿Ï‚ (monarchos, “sole ruler"), from 'Î¼ÏŒÎ½Î¿Ï‚ (monos, “only") + á¼€ÏÏ‡ÏŒÏ‚ (archos, “leader").
monarch - Computer Definition
A data capture program from Datawatch Corporation, Chelmsford, MA, (www.datawatch.com), that is used to transfer data from mainframe and minicomputer reports to the PC. It uses report files that contain data ready to print. Users identify the data directly from the report format on screen, and the program copies the data into the fields of various database or spreadsheet formats for the PC.