Associations to the word «Tyrant»
TYRANT, noun. (historic) (ancient Greece) A usurper; one who gains power and rules extralegally, distinguished from kings elevated by election or succession.
TYRANT, noun. (obsolete) Any monarch or governor.
TYRANT, noun. A despot; a ruler who governs unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.
TYRANT, noun. (by extension) Any person who abuses the power of position or office to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.
TYRANT, noun. (by extension) A villain; a person or thing who uses strength or violence to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.
TYRANT, noun. The tyrant birds, members of the family Tyrannidæ, which often fight or drive off other birds which approach their nests.
TYRANT, adjective. (uncommon) Tyrannical, tyrannous; like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a tyrant.
TYRANT, verb. (obsolete) To act like a tyrant; to be tyrannical.
TYRANT FLYCATCHER, noun. Any of a group of passerine birds, of family Tyrannidae, that inhabit the Americas
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS, noun. Plural of tyrant flycatcher
TYRANT, noun. A cruel and oppressive dictator.
TYRANT, noun. In ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it.
TYRANT, noun. Any person who exercises power in a cruel way; "his father was a tyrant".
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