Charles

noun
1. King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
Syn: ↑Charles IX
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of France
2. King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)
Syn: ↑Charles VII
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of France
3. as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Holy Roman Emperor, ↑King of France
4. King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)
Syn: ↑Charles II
Derivationally related forms: ↑Carolean
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain
5. son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)
Syn: ↑Charles I, ↑Charles Stuart
Derivationally related forms: ↑Carolean
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain
6. the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948)
Syn: ↑Prince Charles
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Prince of Wales
7. French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑physicist
8. king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Carolingian
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Holy Roman Emperor, ↑Carolingian, ↑Carlovingian
9. a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
Syn: ↑Charles River
Instance Hypernyms: ↑river
Part Holonyms: ↑Massachusetts, ↑Bay State, ↑Old Colony, ↑MA

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/chahrlz/, n.
1. (Prince of Edinburgh and of Wales) born 1948, heir apparent to the throne of Great Britain (son of Elizabeth II).
2. Ray (Ray Charles Robinson), born 1930, U.S. blues singer and pianist.
3. Cape, a cape in E Virginia, N of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.
4. a river in E Massachusetts, flowing between Boston and Cambridge into the Atlantic. 47 mi. (75 km) long.
5. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning "man."

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I [chärlz]
the name of two kings of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Charles I (1600 - 49), son of James I; reigned 1625 - 49. His reign was dominated by the deepening religious and constitutional crisis that resulted in the English Civil War 1642 - 49. After the battle of Naseby, Charles tried to regain power in alliance with the Scots, but his forces were defeated in 1648; he was tried by a special Parliamentary court and beheaded
Charles II (1630 - 85), son of Charles I; reigned 1660 - 85. Charles was restored to the throne after the collapse of Oliver Cromwell's regime. Although he displayed considerable adroitness in handling the difficult constitutional situation, religious and political strife continued during his reign
II
the name of four kings of Spain
Charles I (1500 - 58), son of Philip I; reigned 1516 - 56; Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles V) 1519 - 56. His reign was characterized by the struggle against Protestantism in Germany, rebellion in Castile, and war with France 1521 - 44. Exhausted by these struggles, Charles handed Naples, the Netherlands, and Spain over to his son Philip II and the imperial Crown to his brother Ferdinand before retiring to a monastery
Charles II (1661 - 1700), reigned 1665 - 1700. He inherited a kingdom already in a decline that he was unable to halt. His choice of Philip of Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV of France, as his successor gave rise to the War of the Spanish Succession
Charles III (1716 - 88), reigned 1759 - 88. He improved Spain's position as an international power by increasing foreign trade, and he brought a brief cultural and economic revival to Spain
Charles IV (1748 - 1819), reigned 1788 - 1808. During the Napoleonic Wars he suffered the loss of the Spanish fleet, destroyed along with that of France at Trafalgar in 1805. Following the French invasion of Spain in 1807, he was forced to abdicate
III
the name of two European kings
Charles VII (1403 - 61), king of France 1422 - 61. At the time of his accession, much of northern France was under English occupation. After the intervention of Joan of Arc, however, the French experienced a dramatic military revival, and the defeat of the English ended the Hundred Years War
Charles XII (also Karl XII [kärl]) (1682 - 1718), king of Sweden 1697 - 1718. In 1700, he initiated a war against Denmark, Poland-Saxony, and Russia. Initially successful, he embarked on an expedition into Russia in 1709 that ended in the destruction of his army and his internment
IV
the name of seven Holy Roman Emperors
Charles II (823 - 877), reigned 875 - 877
Charles III (839 - 888), reigned 881 - 887
Charles IV (1316 - 78), reigned 1355 - 78
Charles V Charles I of Spain (see Charles II)
Charles VI (1685 - 1740), reigned 1711 - 40. His claim to the Spanish throne instigated the War of the Spanish Succession, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. He drafted the Pragmatic Sanction in an attempt to ensure that his daughter Maria Theresa succeeded to the Habsburg dominions; this triggered the War of the Austrian Succession after his death
Charles VII (1697 - 1745), reigned 1742 - 45
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Prince (1948 - ), son of Elizabeth II; full name Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales; heir apparent to Elizabeth II. He married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981; the couple had two children, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis (1982 - ) and Prince Henry Charles Albert David (known as Prince Harry) (1984 - ), and were divorced in 1996
VI
Ray (1930 - 2004), U.S. pianist and singer; born Ray Charles Robinson. Totally blind from the age of six, he drew on blues, jazz, and country music for songs such as "What'd I Say" (1959), "Georgia On My Mind" (1960), and "Busted" (1963)

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