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 Dictionary entry overview: What does czar mean? 

CZAR (noun)
  The noun CZAR has 2 senses:

1. a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
2. a person having great power

  Familiarity information: CZAR used as a noun is rare.

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CZAR (noun)

Sense 1czar [BACK TO TOP]


A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


czar; tsar; tzar

Hypernyms ("czar" is a kind of...):

crowned head; monarch; sovereign (a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right)

Domain region:

Russia; Soviet Union; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; USSR (a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991)

Instance hyponyms:

Aleksandr Pavlovich; Alexander I; Czar Alexander I (the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825))

Alexander II; Alexander the Liberator; Czar Alexander II (the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881))

Alexander III; Czar Alexander III (son of Alexander II who was czar of Russia (1845-1894))

Boris Fyodorovich Godunov; Boris Godunov; Godunov (czar of Russian (1551-1605))

Ivan IV; Ivan Iv Vasilievich; Ivan the Terrible (the first czar of Russia (1530-1584))

Czar Nicholas I; Nicholas I (czar of Russia from 1825 to 1855 who led Russia into the Crimean War (1796-1855))

Nicholas II (the last czar of Russia who was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the Russian Revolution; he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks (1868-1918))

Czar Peter I; Peter I; Peter the Great (czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725))

Sense 2czar [BACK TO TOP]


A person having great power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("czar" is a kind of...):

autocrat; despot; tyrant (a cruel and oppressive dictator)

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