Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Caesar, Julius In full Gaius Julius Caesar. 100-44 B.C. Roman general, statesman, and historian who invaded Britain (55), crushed the army of his political enemy Pompey (48), pursued other enemies to Egypt, where he installed Cleopatra as queen (47), returned to Rome, and was given a mandate by the people to rule as dictator for life (45). On March 15 of the following year he was murdered by a group of republicans led by Cassius and Brutus, who feared he intended to establish a monarchy ruled by himself.
  • Caesar, Sidney Known as "Sid.” Born 1922. American comedian who, as star of his own weekly television program "Your Show of Shows” (1950-1954), pioneered the comedy sketch show.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient Roman family name, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar
  • proper n. The government; society; earthly powers.
  • n. A title of Roman emperors.
  • n. A Caesar salad.
  • n. A cocktail made from clamato (clam-tomato juice), vodka, and often garnished with celery, a Bloody Caesar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Roman emperor, as being the successor of Augustus Cæsar. Hence, a kaiser, or emperor of Germany, or any emperor or powerful ruler. See Kaiser, kesar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To imitate Cæsar; assume dictatorial or imperial power.
  • To make like Cæsar; raise to imperial power.
  • n. A title, originally a surname of the Julian family at Rome, which, after being dignified in the person of the dictator C. Julius Cæsar, was assumed by successive Roman emperors, and finally came to be applied to the heir presumptive to the throne, in the same manner as Augustus was added as a title to the name of the reigning emperor.
  • n. Hence A dictator; a conqueror; an emperor; an absolute monarch.
  • n. [lowercase] A name in the Bahamas of the small grunt or Tom Tate, Bathystoma rimator, a food-fish of the family Hæmulidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
  • n. United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)

Etymologies

Latin, of unclear origin. Proposed etymologies include caesaries (hair) and caesai (elephant). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After a quick name-checking of Julius Caesar -- as in Obama thinks he is a \ "soft-spoken Julius Caesar\" -- Voight got down to business, making the case that Obama is \ "a fellow who\'s bringing us to chaos and socialism. \" [scroll down for the transcript.]

    Jon Voight: Obama "Bringing Us To Chaos And Socialism" (VIDEO)

  • Caesar respondit, sī obsidēs dentur, sēsē pācem esse factūrum, _Caesar replied that, if hostages be given, he would make peace_.a. For the sequence after the Perfect Infinitive, see § 268, 2.

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  • Caesar cum prīmum potuit, ad exercitum contendit, _Caesar, as soon as he could, hurried to the army_; ubi dē Caesaris adventū certiōrēs factī sunt, lēgātōs ad eum mittunt,

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  • Caesar in Carnutēs, Andēs Turonēsque legiōnēs dēdūcit, _Caesar leads his legions into the territory of the Carnutes, Andes, and Turones_.

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  • Caesar populāribus favet, _Caesar favors (i.e. is favorable to) the popular party_; amīcīs cōnfīdō, _I trust (to) my friends_;

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  • Caesar exspectābat quid cōnsilī hostēs caperent, _Caesar was waiting to see what plan the enemy would adopt_.

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  • Caesar imperat magnum numerum obsidum, _Caesar demanded a large number of hostages_ (lit. _demands_).

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  • The Subjunctive, to denote _anticipation_ or _expectancy_; as, -- exspectāvit Caesar dum nāvēs convenīrent, _Caesar waited for the ships to assemble_; dum litterae veniant, morābor, _I shall wait for the letter to come_.

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  • Caesar pontem in Ararī faciendum cūrāvit, _Caesar provided for the construction of a bridge over the Arar_; imperātor urbem mīlitibus dīripiendam concessit, _the general handed over the city to the soldiers to plunder_.

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  • Caesar Rhēnum trānsīre dēcrēverat, sed nāvēs deerant, _Caesar had decided to cross the Rhine, but had no boats_.a. In those verbs whose Perfect has Present force (§ 262, A), the

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