- Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/(or Ca·ius) [key-uh s] /ˈkeɪ əs/Julius,c100–44 b.c., Roman general, statesman, and historian.
- Sidney,Sid, 1922–2014, U.S. comedian.
- a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian, and later of the heirs presumptive.
- any emperor.
- a tyrant or dictator.
- any temporal ruler, in contrast with God; the civil authority. Matt. 22:21.
- a male given name: from a Roman family name.
aut Caesar, aut nihil
- either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
Examples from the Web for caesar
Perhaps the greatest irony remains that civil rights titan Caesar Chavez was a lifelong opponent of illegal immigration.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
November 25, 2014
Caesar smuggled the pictures out of Syria when he fled last year in fear for his life.Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000 More
July 31, 2014
He started working at age 11 in the onion fields of Colorado, rising to become an organizer with Caesar Chavez.How America Started The Border Crisis
July 25, 2014
I can be hunched over, or push my chest out more and give Caesar strength and physicality.
How has the technology changed in capturing Caesar from Rise to Dawn?
But to have been Caesar's mistress was Cleopatra's chief title to fame.
But when he speaks "truth" of Caesar he has to admit Caesar's goodness.
She tries to deceive Caesar as to her wealth, and is shamed by her treasurer Seleucus.
Assuredly, then, it was something worse, in old Caesar's likeness!The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
Caesar says those who desired to study its mysteries went to Britain.The Devil's Dictionary
- Gaius Julius (ˈɡaɪəs ˈdʒuːlɪəs). 100–44 bc, Roman general, statesman, and historian. He formed the first triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), conquered Gaul (58–50), invaded Britain (55–54), mastered Italy (49), and defeated Pompey (46). As dictator of the Roman Empire (49–44) he destroyed the power of the corrupt Roman nobility. He also introduced the Julian calendar and planned further reforms, but fear of his sovereign power led to his assassination (44) by conspirators led by Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus
- any Roman emperor
- (sometimes not capital) any emperor, autocrat, dictator, or other powerful ruler
- a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian
- (in the Roman Empire)
- a title borne by the imperial heir from the reign of Hadrian
- the heir, deputy, and subordinate ruler to either of the two emperors under Diocletian's system of government
- short for Caesar salad
Word Origin and History for caesar
c.1200, see caesarian; Old English had casere, which would have yielded modern *coser, but it was replaced in Middle English by keiser, from Norse or Low German, and later in Middle English by the French or Latin form of the name. Cæsar was used as a title of emperors down to Hadrian (138 C.E.), and also is the root of German Kaiser and Russian tsar (see czar). He competes as progenitor of words for "king" with Charlemagne (Latin Carolus), as in Lithuanian karalius, Polish krol. In U.S. slang c.1900, a sheriff was Great Seizer.