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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An absolute monarch, the Amir governs through an appointed Cabinet.
▪ Second, it shows how in antiquity an absolute imperial monarch used the arts to bolster his rule.
▪ Norodom Sihanouk is now king, as a constitutional monarch.
▪ The child's father is the reigning monarch.
▪ An auspicious day in cutter history as it was the first instance of the reigning monarch travelling by revenue cutter.
▪ The wings of the monarch butterfly, for example, contain powerful heart-stopping poisons called cardiac glycosides.
▪ The caterpillars of the monarch butterfly, surprisingly, are able to feed on milkweed without taking any of these precautions.
▪ Both the caterpillar and adult of the monarch butterfly are distasteful to their enemies.
▪ For example, the pollen of modified crops had already been shown to be poisonous to monarch butterfly larvae.
titular head/leader/monarch etc
▪ She was the titular head of our hareem.
▪ Some thought it odd to see the retired Frank Kush out there, as titular head of the football program.
▪ After independence in 1968, Sobuza became the ruling monarch of the new country.
▪ I would rather starve in a ditch than accept the fortune of a monarch upon such wicked terms.
▪ In a court in which obsequious obedience to the monarch was the rule.
▪ In defending itself so thoroughly against the monarch, the milkweed became inseparable from the butterfly.
▪ Payment could be made to the monarch himself or it could be made to the current holder of the office.
▪ Premier John Major and the monarch discussed the historic moves during his weekend stay at Balmoral.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

monarch butterfly \mon"arch but"ter*fly\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A very large red and black butterfly ( Danais Plexippus) having striking orange-brown wings with black veins in a reticulated pattern; -- called also milkweed butterfly and monarch. Its larvae feed on the leaves of the milkweed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Middle French monarque (14c.) or directly from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhes "one who rules alone" (see monarchy). As a type of large butterfly, from 1890.


n. 1 The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy. 2 The monarch butterfly, ''Danaus plexippus'', found primarily in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings. 3 (cx AU slang English) police.

  1. n. a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right [syn: sovereign, crowned head]

  2. large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed [syn: monarch butterfly, milkweed butterfly, Danaus plexippus]


A monarch is the sovereign head of state in a monarchy. A monarch may exercise the highest authority and power in the state, or others may wield that power on behalf of the monarch. Typically a monarch either personally inherits the lawful right to exercise the state's sovereign rights (often referred to as the throne or the crown) or is selected by an established process from a family or cohort eligible to provide the nation's monarch. Alternatively, an individual may become monarch by conquest, acclamation or a combination of means. A monarch usually reigns for life or until abdication.

If a young child is crowned the monarch, a Regent is often appointed to govern until the monarch reaches the requisite adult age to rule. Monarchs' actual powers vary from one monarchy to another and in different eras; on one extreme, they may be autocrats ( absolute monarchy) wielding genuine sovereignty; on the other they may be ceremonial heads of state who exercise little or no power or only reserve powers, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body ( constitutional monarchy).

Monarch (disambiguation)

A monarch is a ruler in a system where succession is hereditary.

Monarch can also refer to:

Monarch (band)

Monarch (in the U.S. often stylised Monarch!) is a French doom metal band from Bayonne, formed in 2002.

Monarch (locomotive)

Monarch is a narrow gauge steam locomotive, built by W.G. Bagnall Ltd., Stafford in 1953. It is currently on public display at the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. It is the last industrial narrow gauge locomotive to be built for commercial use in the UK and is constructed to a modified meyer locomotive articulated design. It is the last of seven locomotives built to a similar design, the other six being built to gauge and delivered to sugar estates in South Africa.

Monarch (Delerium song)

"Monarch" is the first single from Delerium's album Music Box Opera featuring Lebanese singer Nadina.

Remixes were made by Molitor, James Hockley, knifed and Bause.

A music video was also directed with a low budget aimed at social media like Facebook and YouTube, according to Bill Leeb. He also stated that this single was a sort of viral single release, mostly to get things moving.

Monarch (film)

Monarch is a British costume drama involving Henry VIII witten and directed by John Walsh. It was released in 2000 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. It was re-released in 2014 after the film negative was recovered after it was thought to have been lost.

Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down)

Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down) is the debut album by Feist, released on August 24, 1999. It was recorded in Toronto and mixed at Hamilton's Catherine North Studio. Sold primarily at shows, Monarch became an underground hit, even generating a single and music video of the song "It's Cool to Love Your Family", featuring a band composed of Canadian musicians including members of Royal City.

Despite the success of Feist's follow-up albums, Let It Die and The Reminder, the album remains out of print. In May 2012 a limited edition of 2000 copies was reissued on 12" 180 gram vinyl.

In 2009, the Art of Time Ensemble featuring Sarah Slean recorded a version of "Monarch" for their album Black Flowers.

Monarch (comics)

Monarch is the name of three fictional DC Comics supervillains. The first Monarch is Hank Hall, formerly Hawk, who later renames himself Extant for the Zero Hour crossover. The second Monarch is Nathaniel Adam, a U.S. Air Force Captain. The third Monarch is Captain Atom, a former superhero retroactively revealed to be a "quantum field" duplicate of Nathaniel Adam. Monarch was created by Archie Goodwin, Denny O'Neil, and Dan Jurgens, and first appeared in Armageddon 2001 #1, cover dated October (1991).

Monarch (automobile)

The Monarch was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the Monarch Motor Car Company from 1913 to 1917.

Joseph Bloom founded the company in the spring of 1913; by August, the company moved into the former Carhartt Motor Car Company factory. The car itself was designed by Bloom's brother-in-law Robert C. Hupp, of Hupmobile fame. The small 4- cylinder car sold in the US$1000 range. Production commenced later that year and 150 had been produced by spring of 1914. Later that same year, an even smaller 4-cylinder car was made, this one selling for US$675. The Monarch was called "The Car with the Silver Wheels" in company advertisements.

Monarch (software)

Monarch is a desktop report mining tool used to extract data from human readable report files, such as text, Excel, PDF, XPS and HTML. The first version of Monarch was released in 1991. The latest release is version 13. The program was developed by Math Strategies and the software is published by Datawatch Corporation. Over 500,000 copies of Monarch have been licensed,and the software is in use in over 40,000 organizations.

Monarch allows users to re-use information from existing computer reports, such as text, PDF and HTML files. Monarch can also import data from OLE DB/ ODBC data sources, spreadsheets and desktop databases. Users define models that describe the layout of data in the report file, and the software parses the data into a tabular format. The parsed data can be further enhanced with links to external data sources, filters, sorts, calculated fields and summaries. The data can be exported to a variety of formats, primarily spreadsheets.

Monarch (American band)

Monarch is an American indie electro-pop band based in Los Angeles, California. The members of the band are Brennan Strawn, Brent Kutzle, Brian Willett and Joel Plotnik.

The band have released their debut single "Stay" on March 28, 2015, and are set to announce the Apollo EP this spring as well as reveal live dates.

Usage examples of "monarch".

Instead of condemning his memory, he piously supposed, that the dying monarch had abjured the errors of Arianism, and recommended to his son the conversion of the Gothic nation.

Under the reign of Justinian, they acknowledged the god and the emperor of the Romans, and seven fortresses were built in the most accessible passages, to exclude the ambition of the Persian monarch.

Besides acquiring by arms such a noble territory in France, besides defending it against continual attempts of the French monarch and all its neighbors, besides exerting many acts of vigor under their present sovereign, they had, about this very time, revived their ancient fame, by the most hazardous exploits, and the moat wonderful successes, in the other extremity of Europe.

The monarch alone assumed the superior pride of still adhering to the simplicity of his Scythian ancestors.

He was received with that affability of manner which was sometimes affected by the Russian monarch.

The monarch instantly retired to his chamber, and, as he lay, trembling with aguish cold, under a weight of bed-clothes, he expressed, in broken murmurs to his physician Elpidius, his deep repentance for the murders of Boethius and Symmachus.

He seemed no nearer than ever to accomplishing his impossible mission of turning over the continent of Alata to a Christian monarch.

The monarch awoke, interpreted the auspicious omen, and obeyed, without hesitation, the will of Heaven.

The cruel and avaricious desires of the monarchs against these thrifty and industrious people added fuel to the flames of the popular passion, and even a fanatic zeal arose among the Jews to perish as martyrs to their ancient religion.

I will content myself with observing that if Madame de Maintenon conceived the first idea of it, it is the great benefactions of the monarch and the profound recognition of the nobility which have given stability and renown to this house.

The fortunate governor presented himself, and the monarch, after honouring him with the title of blockhead, proceeded to scold him roundly.

The place was mobbed by a taunting throng of tatterdemalion humanity, and four grinning Raktumian knights with naked swords kept the bolder ones from approaching too near the captive monarch.

Thus it came to pass that the infatuated monarch gave the impostor the suite formerly occupied by Marshal Saxe.

The monarch came up and accosted them very pleasantly, proposing that they should take part in the game.

Certainly the canaille were beginning to imagine the monarch spontaneously sympathetic to their cause.