[ kahy-zer ]
/ ˈkaɪ zər /


Henry J(ohn),1882–1967, U.S. industrialist.
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British Dictionary definitions for henry j kaiser (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkaɪzə) /

noun (sometimes not capital) history

any German emperor, esp Wilhelm II (ruled 1888–1918)
obsolete any Austro-Hungarian emperor
Derived Formskaiserdom or kaiserism, noun

Word Origin for Kaiser

C16: from German, ultimately from Latin Caesar emperor, from the cognomen of Gaius Julius Caesar

British Dictionary definitions for henry j kaiser (2 of 2)


/ (German ˈkaizər) /


Georg (ˈɡeːɔrk). 1878–1945, German expressionist dramatist
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Word Origin and History for henry j kaiser



"an emperor," Old English casere, fallen from use after Middle English, but revived 1858 in reference to the German emperors of Austria and, after 1870, Germany, from German Kaiser, from Bavarian and Austrian spelling of Middle High German keisar, from Old High German keisar "emperor," an early borrowing of Latin cognomen Caesar. The Germanic and Slavic peoples seem to have called all Roman emperors "caesar" (cf. Old English casere, Old Norse keisari). Said to be the earliest Latin loan word in Germanic.

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Culture definitions for henry j kaiser


[ (keye-zuhr) ]

The German word for “emperor.” The emperors of Austria and Germany were called Kaisers. (See Wilhelm II.)

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