American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), of Austria (1806-1918), or of Germany (1871-1918).
- n. Used as the title for such a man.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An emperor. Compare Cæsar
- n. [Recent, G.] The emperor of Germany (or of Austria).
- n. the German Emperor, often specifically Wilhelm II
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.
- n. the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918
- From German Kaiser ("emperor"). (Wiktionary)
- German, from Middle High German keiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar; see caesar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Roosevelt drew a distinction between Czar Nicholas II, the feeble figurehead of the Romanov empire, and the German ruler Wilhelm II—who bore the title Kaiser which, like czar, comes from caesar.”
“ In the German language, the title Kaiser means Emperor.”
“As soon as the man, or rather the departed spirit who urged him, that he performed all this, spelt the name Kaiser, that is, Emperor, the spirit seemed to be quite satisfied.”
“The war, as you know, cut right across his personal relationships; the Kaiser is his cousin, and other relatives were in the lists of the enemy, but King George cut the painter, and was the staunchest Briton of us all.”
“I haven't a thing against him, Saint – not a thing except that he won't see and can't be made to see that the Kaiser is a menace to the peace of Europe.”
“Nor were they sparing of criticism of what they called the Kaiser's "weakness" in letting him rise to power.”
“The city's name stems in part from the German word "Kaiser," meaning "emperor" - referring to the former emperor Frederick I, who also is known as Barbarossa.”
“Joseph Kaiser is a major talent and has played some spectacular supporting roles last year both as Narraboth in Salome at the Metropolitan Opera and Yonas in Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater in Santa Fe.”
“Kaiser is an editorially independent news service and a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health-care policy organization that isn't affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.”
“Dr. Stein's quiet communication revolution that began 20 years ago has only gained increasing support within Kaiser Permanente.”
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