1. a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
Syn: ↑tsar, ↑tzar
Derivationally related forms: ↑tsaristic (for: ↑tsar), ↑czaristic
Regions: ↑Russia
Hypernyms: ↑sovereign, ↑crowned head, ↑monarch
Instance Hyponyms:
2. a person having great power
Hypernyms: ↑tyrant, ↑autocrat, ↑despot

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czar «zahr», noun.
1. an emperor. When Russia had an emperor, his title was czar.
2. Figurative. a person with absolute or dictatorial power; autocrat: »

the czar of baseball, the czar of the underworld.

SYNONYM(S): monarch, dictator. Also, tsar, tzar.
[< Russian car', ultimately < Latin Caesar Caesar. See etym. of doublets Caesar (Cf.Caesar), Kaiser. (Cf.Kaiser)]

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[zär; (t)sär]
(also tsar or tzar) n.
1) variant spelling of tsar
2) a person with great authority or power in a particular area

America's new drug czar

czardom [-dəm] n. czarism [-ˌizəm] n. czarist [-ist] n. & adj.
from Russian tsar', representing Latin Caesar

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(also tsar or tzar) /ˈzɑɚ/ noun, pl czars also tsars or tzars [count]
1 : the title of the ruler of Russia before 1917

Russia's Czar Nicholas II

2 chiefly US
2 a : a very powerful person in a particular business or activity

a banking czar

2 b
— used as an unofficial title for the person who is in charge of a government office or department

The President has appointed a new drug czar.

the education/housing/terrorism czar

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czar [czar czars] ; czar • ina czar • ism czar • ist
= tsar, tsarina, tsarism, tsarist

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[Russ. tsarp],
formerly the usual spelling of tsar, q.v. for etymology and history. Hence ˈczarate, ˈczardom, ˈczarevitch, czaˈrevna, ˈczarian, ˈczaricide, czaˈrina, ˈczarish, ˈczarism, czaˈritza, czarship, etc.: see tsarate, tsardom, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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