Definitions of sovereign

  1. A ruler, as a king, emperor, or queen; a British gold coin equal to $ 4. 8665; called also a pound.
  2. Possessing supreme dominion; superior to all others; supreme; effectual.
  3. Princely; royal.
  4. The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.
  5. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
  6. Supreme; having supreme authority.
  7. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
  8. A supreme ruler; a king, queen, or emperor; a gold coin, value 20s.
  9. Royal; supreme in power; possessing supreme dominion or authority; unrestricted; as, sovereign rights; effectual; as, a sovereign remedy.
  10. An emperor; a king; a monarch; a supreme ruler; an English gold coin of the value of 20s.
  11. Having supreme power; royal; preeminent; paramount; potent.
  12. Supreme in power or efficacy; chief; having no superior.
  13. A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $ 4. 86.
  14. An English gold coin of the value of $ 4. 86.
  15. greatest in status or authority or power; " a supreme tribunal"
  16. A supreme ruler: a monarch: an English gold coin-$ 4. 86, gold standard.
  17. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.
  18. a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
  19. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.
  20. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.
  21. One who possesses supreme authority; a monarch.
  22. Supreme: possessing supreme power or dominion: superior to all others: utmost.
  23. A supreme ruler; monarch; gold coin of twenty shillings.

Usage examples for sovereign

  1. I only remembered now and then, when I saw Lessie's photograph hanging on the wall of my quarters, and the portrait she had set in the back of my sovereign- case, that she and me were husband and wife." – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. If the Red Emperor had been only an ordinary mortal he would have rejoiced, but he was a sovereign to boot! – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  3. My fault, but not my body, pardon, sovereign. – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William
  4. Bob had a sovereign to get rid of. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  5. They won't forget that sight, I'll bet a sovereign, not even when they grow up. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  6. You wish, then, to see the people sovereign? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. I am playing no game, save for the legitimate sovereign of this kingdom. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  8. Mary had felt on the spot the sovereign charm of the place; it was reflected in her deeply intelligent glance, and Rowland immediately accused himself of not having done the villa justice. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  9. Do you love her as your vassal, and let her love you as her sovereign lady and as her sister." – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  10. Here I speak as an artist: nobody who is not an artist can guess how sovereign over even his moral being, at a certain critical epoch in his career of artist or his life of man, is the success or the failure of a single work. – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. Those are right sovereign ornaments. – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  12. The people are the source of power- the sovereign. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  13. To drop in and give him a sovereign and let him talk had appeared simple. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. They gave her a cell and a clean cot to herself; and one of them, to whom she gave a sovereign, went out at her orders and bought for her a luxurious and abundant supper. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  15. For the grace which flows out of sovereign holiness is a minister of the holy Lord to make me holy. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  16. As the premier's hand met that of his Sovereign, the latter exclaimed suddenly: Ah! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. You return home, you go to your Sovereign, for I have a secret to tell you." – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  18. After dinner the conversation chanced to turn upon domestic economy, a quality which Miss Sparkes professed to hold in the most sovereign contempt. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  19. I wouldn't be in your shoes for a sovereign! – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond