Tyrant

  • 1 Tyrant — Жанр атмосферный блэк метал (ранний), симфонический блэк метал Годы с 1994 Страна …

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  • 2 Tyrant — Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel ruler.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tyrant — c.1300, absolute ruler, from O.Fr. tyrant (12c.), from L. tyrannus lord, master, tyrant (Cf. Sp. tirano, It. tiranno), from Gk. tyrannos lord, master, sovereign, absolute ruler, a loan word from a language of Asia Minor (probably Lydian); Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Tyrant — Ty rant, v. i. To act like a tyrant; to play the tyrant; to tyrannical. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 tyrant — index dictator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 tyrant n. A single absolute ruler; a …

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  • 6 tyrant — In modern use the word denotes the manner in which authority is exercised, i.e. oppressively and cruelly. In its ancient Greek context, it refers to the manner in which authority was achieved, i.e. by unconstitutional means. Once in power, a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 tyrant — [n] person who dictates, oppresses absolute ruler, absolutist, authoritarian, autocrat, bully, despot, dictator, Hitler*, inquisitor, martinet, oppressor, slave driver*, Stalin*; concepts 354,412 Ant. democrat …

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  • 8 tyrant — ► NOUN 1) a cruel and oppressive ruler. 2) a person exercising power or control in a cruel and arbitrary way. 3) (especially in ancient Greece) a ruler who seized absolute power without legal right. ORIGIN Greek turannos …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 tyrant — [tī′rənt] n. [ME tirant < OFr tiran, tirant (with t after ending ant of prp.) < L tyrannus < Gr tyrannos] 1. an absolute ruler; specif., in ancient Greece, etc., one who seized sovereignty illegally; usurper 2. a cruel, oppressive ruler; …

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  • 10 Tyrant — In modern usage, a tyrant is a single ruler holding absolute power over a state or within an organization. The term carries modern connotations of a harsh and cruel ruler who places his or her own interests or the interests of a small oligarchy… …

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  • 11 tyrant —    Used historically of someone who seizes sovereign power in a state and becomes an absolute ruler, often enforcing that rule with acts of cruelty.    The word is used more loosely of anyone who exercises power, and it could once be applied to… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 12 Tyrant — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tyrant, super vilain cosmique créé par Marvel Comics ; Tyrant, créature dans la saga Resident Evil ; Tyrant, groupe de Metal ; Tyrant,… …

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  • 13 tyrant — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brutal, cruel, evil, murderous, ruthless, vicious ▪ great ▪ petty ▪ …

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  • 14 tyrant — n. 1) to overthrow a tyrant 2) a cruel, merciless; ruthless tyrant * * * [ taɪ(ə)rənt] merciless ruthless tyrant a cruel to overthrow a tyrant …

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  • 15 tyrant — UK [ˈtaɪrənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms tyrant : singular tyrant plural tyrants 1) someone who rules a country in a cruel and unfair way The country was ruled by a brutal tyrant. 2) someone in a position of power who behaves in a cruel and …

    English dictionary

  • 16 tyrant — ty|rant [ˈtaıərənt US ˈtaır ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: tyran, tyrant, from Latin tyrannus, from Greek tyrannos] 1.) a ruler who has complete power and uses it in a cruel and unfair way ▪ The country had long been ruled by tyrants …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tyrant — ty|rant [ taırənt ] noun count 1. ) someone who rules a country in a cruel and unfair way: The country was ruled by a brutal tyrant. 2. ) someone in a position of power who behaves in a cruel and unfair way: She describes her husband as a tyrant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 tyrant — [[t]ta͟ɪ͟ərənt[/t]] tyrants N COUNT You can use tyrant to refer to someone who treats the people they have authority over in a cruel and unfair way. Since 1804 the country has mostly been ruled by tyrants. ...households where the father was a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 tyrant — n. 1. Despot, absolute ruler, autocrat. 2. Oppressor, cruel master. 3. (Ornith.) Tyrant shrike, tyrant fly catcher …

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  • 20 tyrant — noun Etymology: Middle English tyraunt, from Anglo French tyran, tyrant, from Latin tyrannus, from Greek tyrannos Date: 14th century 1. a. an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution b. a usurper of sovereignty 2. a. a ruler who… …

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