Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gustavus
IPA transcription: [ɡ'ʌstəvəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_I
    Meaning: king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_II, Gustavus_Adolphus
    Meaning: king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_III
    Meaning: king of Sweden who increased the royal power and waged an unpopular war against Russia (1746-1792)
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_IV
    Meaning: king of Sweden whose losses to Napoleon I led to his being deposed in 1809 (1778-1837)
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_V
    Meaning: king of Sweden who kept Sweden neutral during both World War I and II (1858-1950)
  • Synonyms: Gustavus, Gustavus_VI
    Meaning: the last king of Sweden to have any real political power (1882-1973)
Usage examples
  • It was also pretended that Gustavus Adolphus transmuted a quantity of quicksilver into pure gold.
  • Great as was my astonishment, it was yet increased, when on looking out of Windows, I beheld the Husband of Philippa, with Philippa by his side, on the Coachbox and when on looking behind I beheld, Philander and Gustavus in the Basket.