Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name-giving genus of Tyrannidæ, formerly loosely extended to embrace most of the larger species then known (so named from their irritable or irascible disposition and their tendency to tyrannize over other birds), now restricted to a few large stout flycatchers like the common king-bird or bee-martin of the United States, T. tyrannus, T. pipiri, T. intrepidus, or T. carolinensis.

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

  • noun type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The self-proclaimed "emperors" were not considered to be emperors at all by most of the citizens; in fact, the Romans had a separate name for men like Domitianus, tyrannus, meaning anyone who had come to power illegitimately.

    Finding a Lost Emperor in a Clay Pot

  • The powerful eagles Spizaetus tyrannus, Morphnus guianensis and Harpia harpyja, the critically endangered blue knobbed curassow Crax alberti, six species of macaws Ara ambigua, A. militaris, A. ararauna, A. macao, A. chloroptera, and A. severa, among others.

    Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

  • Two of these hymns, Audit tyrannus anxius and Salvete, flores Martyrum, were assigned for the feast of the Holy Innocents Dec 28 for Matins and Laudes respectively.

    An Office Hymn Tune Compendium, Part VI

  • Two of these hymns, Audit tyrannus anxius and Salvete, flores Martyrum, were assigned for the feast of the Holy Innocents Dec 28 for Matins and Laudes respectively.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Neale translation into English, can be found at TPL, along with the hymn "Audit tyrannus anxius."

    An Office Hymn Tune Compendium, Part VI

  • Bird surveys have recorded 306 species, including black-hawk eagle Spizaetus tyrannus, ocellated crake Micropygia schomburgii, greater rhea Rhea americana, Brazilian merganser Mergus octocetaceus (CR) and dwarf tinamu Taoniscus nanus (VU).

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • Neale translation into English, can be found at TPL, along with the hymn "Audit tyrannus anxius."

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Black hawk-eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus), masked duck (Oxyura dominica), king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) and crane hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens) are all resident species that are considered rare according to the IUCN red list.

    Usumacinta mangroves

  • Hom. 9. voluit urbem tyrannus evertere, et Deus non prohibuit; voluit captivos ducere, non impedivit; voluit ligare, concessit, &c. 3801.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • So again, as soon as he had begun the war, we see what Cicero saith of him, Alter (meaning of Caesar) non recusat, sed quodammodo postulat, ut (ut est) sic appelletur tyrannus.

    The Advancement of Learning

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.