cæ·sar n. A Roman emperor, as being the successor of Augustus Cæsar. Hence, a kaiser, or emperor of Germany, or any emperor or powerful ruler. See Kaiser, Kesar, Tsar.
Marlborough anticipated the day when he would be servilely flattered and courted by Cæsar on one side and by Louis the Great on the other. --Macaulay.
n 1: conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC) [syn: Julius
Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar]
2: United States comedian who pioneered comdey television shows
(born 1922) [syn: Sid Caesar, Sidney Caesar]
the title assumed by the Roman emperors after Julius Caesar. In
the New Testament this title is given to various emperors as
sovereigns of Judaea without their accompanying distinctive
proper names (John 19:15; Acts 17:7). The Jews paid tribute to
Caesar (Matt. 22:17), and all Roman citizens had the right of
appeal to him (Acts 25:11). The Caesars referred to in the New
Testament are Augustus (Luke 2:1), Tiberius (3:1; 20:22),
Claudius (Acts 11:28), and Nero (Acts 25:8; Phil. 4:22).