Monarch meaning

mŏnərk, -ärk
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One that commands or rules.
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A monarch butterfly.
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(obs.) The single or sole ruler of a state.
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A person or thing that surpasses others of the same kind.
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One that surpasses others in power or preeminence.
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The hereditary (often constitutional) head of a state; king, queen, etc.
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The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
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A large, migratory butterfly (Danaus plexippus) native to North America, having orange, black-edged wings: the larvae feed on milkweed.
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The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.
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The definition of a monarch is a king, queen or other sovereign head of state.

The king of England is an example of a monarch.

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One who reigns over a state or territory, usually for life and by hereditary right, especially:
  • A sole and absolute ruler.
  • A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority.
    A constitutional monarch.
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Origin of monarch

  • Middle English monarke from Old French monarque from Late Latin monarcha from Greek monarkhos mono- mono- arkhein to rule

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

  • Latin monarchia, from Ancient Greek μονάρχης (monarchÄ“s), variant of μόναρχος (monarchos, “sole ruler"), from 'μόνος (monos, “only") + ἀρχός (archos, “leader").

    From Wiktionary