American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917.
- n. A person having great power; an autocrat: "the square-jawed, ruddy complacency of Jack Farrell, the czar of the Fifteenth Street police station” ( Ernest Hemingway).
- n. Informal An appointed official having special powers to regulate or supervise an activity: a racetrack czar; an energy czar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An emperor; a king; specifically, the common title of the Emperor of Russia. In old Russian annals the Mongol princes of Russia from the twelfth century are called czars; the first independent Russian prince to assume the title was Ivan IV., the Terrible, who in 1547 was crowned Czar of Moscow. The title czar, though historically equivalent, like its original Cæsar, to emperor, was not recognized as involving imperial rank at the time of its assumption by Ivan; and Peter the Great's assumption of such rank under the title of imperator, in addition to that of czar, was long contested by other powers.
- n. An article of dress, apparently a cravat, in use in the early part of the eighteenth century: probably named in compliment to Peter the Great, who visited England in 1698.
- n. alternative spelling of tsar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A king; a chief; the title of the emperor of Russia.
- n. a person having great power
- n. a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
- From Russian царь (tsar'), from Latin Caesar. (Wiktionary)
- Russian tsar', from Old Russian tsĭsarĭ, emperor, king, from Old Church Slavonic tsěsarĭ, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek, from Latin Caesar, emperor; see caesar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term "czar" dates back to Franklin Roosevelt's administration.”
“JOHN WALTERS, BUSH ADMINISTRATION DRUG CZAR: Well, with the title czar, you are asking for it.”
“COSTELLO: But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato, who wrote the "Year of Obama" says the title czar is mostly to make the tough government job sound more attractive.”
“I mean, I-- everyone always, it seems to me, throws out the term czar when they don't know what else to do.”
“I mean, everyone always seems to me throws out the term czar when they don't know what else to do.”
“ The term czar is sometimes applied generally to a powerful leader or to a government administrator with wide-ranging powers.”
“Nobody over there uses the term czar, so I can't figure out why we would either.”
“The word czar comes from the Russian tsar which in turn was derived from the Latin Caesar.”
“I would imagine if anybody who would merit the title czar would look a lot deeper than just the record," he said.”
“Not to nit-pick, but the sugar import quota czar is apparently a “she” – not a “he.””
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