Gustavus

[ guh-stey-vuh s, -stah- ]
/ gʌˈsteɪ vəs, -ˈstɑ- /

noun

a male given name, Latinized form of Gustave.

Definition for gustavus (2 of 7)

Gustavus I


noun

Gustavus Vasa, 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.

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Gustavus II


noun

Gustavus AdolphusLion of the North, 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

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Gustavus III


noun

1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92: economic and legal reformer.

Definition for gustavus (5 of 7)

Gustavus IV


noun

Gustavus Adolphus, 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).

Definition for gustavus (6 of 7)

Gustavus V


noun

1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50: advocate of Swedish neutrality during World Wars I and II.
Also Gus·taf V, Gus·tav V [guhs-tahv] /ˈgʌs tɑv/.

Definition for gustavus (7 of 7)

Gustavus VI

or Gustav VI


noun

Gustaf Adolf, 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).
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British Dictionary definitions for gustavus (1 of 3)

Gustavus I

/ (ɡʊˈstɑːvəs) /

noun

called Gustavus Vasa. ?1496–1560, king of Sweden (1523–60). He was elected king after driving the Danes from Sweden (1520–23)

British Dictionary definitions for gustavus (2 of 3)

Gustavus II


noun

British Dictionary definitions for gustavus (3 of 3)

Gustavus VI


noun

title of Gustaf Adolf. 1882–1973, king of Sweden (1950–73)
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