American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An emperor of Japan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Emperor of Japan, sometimes erroneously spoken of as the spiritual emperor. See shogun.
- n. history A former title of the emperors of Japan during a certain period.
- n. literary Any emperor of Japan.
- n. A game of skill, in which identical wooden sticks must be removed from a pile without disturbing the remaining sticks
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The popular designation of the hereditary sovereign of Japan; the emperor of Japan.
- n. the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno
- Japanese, from (mi) "honorable" + (kado) "gate, portal" (Wiktionary)
- Japanese : mi-, honorific pref. + kado, gate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Unquestioning obedience to the mikado was the primary religious duty.”
“The mikado is a very interesting touch - it adds a sense of innocence.”
“These include Mikado pheasant (Syrmaticus mikado), collared bush-robin (Tarsiger johnstoniae), white-whiskered laughingthrush (Garrulax morrisonianus), and flamecrest (Regulus goodfellowi).”
“That might be true mikado, but he did give Betty sexy lips.”
“The city itself is really the leading character, the capital of the old kingdom, once the seat of the mikado and his court, still”
“Even the palaces of the mikado in Kioto never contained tables, chairs, bedsteads or any such inconvenient and space-robbing thing.”
“Why was such an incredible sum of money spent for all the vain and useless pomp which accompanied the sister of the mikado on her journey to Yedo, preparatory to her marriage with the tycoon?”
“We shall not mention the various ways in which the public money is wasted, as this would cause the nation to blush, and the mikado to mourn.”
“Yielding to pressure from above and below, the tycoon begged the ambassadors to consent to the removal of the buildings to some other site in the metropolis less obnoxious to the mikado and to the populace, all the expense of which the Japanese Government offered to pay.”
“Japanese themselves have to say on the question of the relations betwixt the foreigner and their own Government, and it is not likely that the subjoined translation of a document, purporting to be a protest addressed to the tycoon's ministers, but intended as a complaint against them to the mikado or spiritual emperor, will be found too long for perusal:”
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