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Meaning of DICTATOR

Pronunciation:  'dikteytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
  2. [n]  a ruler who is unconstrained by law
  3. [n]  a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

DICTATOR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: authoritarian, potentate
 See Also: Adolf Hitler, autocrat, Baby Doc, Benito Mussolini, Big Brother, Der Fuhrer, despot, disciplinarian, Duvalier, El Caudillo, Francisco Franco, Franco, Francois Duvalier, Hitler, Husain, Husayn, Hussein, Il Duce, Jean-Claude Duvalier, martinet, moralist, Mussolini, oppressor, Papa Doc, ruler, Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti, Saddam Hussein, shogun, speaker, swayer, talker, Tojo, Tojo Eiki, Tojo Hideki, tyrant, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dic*ta"tor\, n. [L.]
1. One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims
   authoritatively for the direction of others. --Locke.

2. One invested with absolute authority; especially, a
   magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and
   invested with unlimited power.

         Invested with the authority of a dictator, nay, of a
         pope, over our language.              --Macaulay.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a dictator, suggests that you need to be more flexible and open-minded in our thinking and in your decision making. You are being too controlling.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler, arrogator, autarch, authoritarian, authoritative, autocrat, caesar, commissar, czar, despot, disciplinarian, doctrinaire, driver, duce, hard master, martinet, oligarch, oppressor, overlord, pharaoh, Simon Legree, slave driver, stern, stickler, strong man, tyrant, usurper, warlord