Kaiser meaning

kīzər
Any of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire (962–1806), of Austria (1804–1918), or of Germany (1871–1918).
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Used as the title for such a man.
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(person) 1882-1967; U.S. industrialist.
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An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), the Austrian Empire (1806-1918), and the German Empire (1871-1918).
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A person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.
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The German Emperor, often specifically Wilhelm II.
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The title of:
  • The rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, 962-1806
  • The rulers of Austria, 1804-1918
  • The rulers of Germany, 1871-1918
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kaiser
Plural:
kaisers

Origin of kaiser

  • German from Middle High German keiser from Old High German keisar from Latin Caesar caesar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originated 1150–1200 from German and Middle High German kaiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar (emperor).

    From Wiktionary

  • From German Kaiser (“emperor”).

    From Wiktionary