HyperDic: sovereign

English > 3 senses of the word sovereign:
ADJECTIVEallsovereign, autonomous, independent, self-governing(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
allsovereign, supremegreatest in status or authority or power
NOUNperson sovereign, crowned head, monarcha nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
sovereign > pronunciation
Soundssaa'vrahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sovereign: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces.
Example "a sovereign state"
Synonymsautonomous, independent, self-governing
Broaderfreeable to act at will
Spanishautonómico, autónomo, independiente, soberano
Catalanautònom, autonòmic, independent, sobirà
English > sovereign: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGreatest in status or authority or power.
Synonymsupreme
BroaderdominantExercising influence or control
Spanishsoberano, supremo
Catalansobirà, suprem
English > sovereign: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right.
Synonymscrowned head, monarch
NarrowerCapetianA member of the Capetian dynasty
Carolingian, CarlovingianA member of the Carolingian dynasty
MerovingianA member of the Merovingian dynasty
Shah, Shah of Irantitle / title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran
czar, tsar, tzarA male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
emperorThe male ruler of an empire
king, male monarch, RexA male sovereign
Broaderhead of state, chief of stateThe chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
ruler, swayerA person who rules or commands
Spanishmonarca, soberana, soberano
Catalanmonarca, sobirà

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