from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An emperor of Japan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former title of the emperors of Japan during a certain period.
  • n. Any emperor of Japan.
  • n. A game of skill, in which identical wooden sticks must be removed from a pile without disturbing the remaining sticks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The popular designation of the hereditary sovereign of Japan; the emperor of Japan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Emperor of Japan, sometimes erroneously spoken of as the spiritual emperor. See shogun.

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

  • n. the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno


Japanese : mi-, honorific pref. + kado, gate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese, from (mi) "honorable" + (kado) "gate, portal" (Wiktionary)



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