- a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
- a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
- a person or thing that holds a dominant position: a monarch of international shipping.
- monarch butterfly.
Origin of monarch
Examples from the Web for monarch
Recently the French treated her virtually as their own monarch while simultaneously jeering their own president.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
The monarch, the consummate PR, the head of the nation, had been supremely outplayed on her home territory.
Monarch didn't get distracted but carried right on with her speech.
Pro that she is the monarch didn't get distracted but carried right on with her speech.
Juan Carlos is the second European monarch to abdicate in just over a year.Shock As King Juan Carlos of Spain Abdicates
June 2, 2014
A difference which increases, rather than diminishes the monarch's authority.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV]
Benedict of Spinoza
She knew where the Monarch butterfly went on his winter migration.Her Father's Daughter
It was laid by the Monarch, a paddle steamer which had been fitted for the work.Heroes of the Telegraph
Every day, he ruled the castle and kingdom, as if he had always been the monarch.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Granada may yet survive, if monarch and people unite together.Leila, Complete
- a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
- a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
- Also called: milkweed a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae
Word Origin and History for monarch
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.