See also: Monarch
monarch (plural monarchs)
- The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii], page 25:
- Never was monarch better fear'd and lov'd / Than is your Majesty.
- The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, and others of genus Danaus, found primarily in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.
- (Aboriginal English) A police officer.
- 1961, Nene Gare, The Fringe Dwellers, Text Classics, published 2012, page 41:
- ‘Skippy gets off. An ya know the first thing e says to them monarch? E turns round on em an yelps, “An now ya can just gimme back that bottle.”’
- (often capitalised) A stag which has sixteen or more points or tines on its antlers.
- The chief or best thing of its kind.
- Birds of genus Carterornis, of Australia and Melanesia.
- African monarch (Danaus chrysippus)
- Biak monarch (Symposiachrus brehmii))
- frilled monarch (Arses telescopthalmus)
- golden monarch (Carterornis chrysomela)
- monarch flycatcher (Monarchidae spp.)
butterfly Danaus plexippus
A monarch can have any of the following titles: