What does the word tyrant mean?

Usage examples for tyrant

  1. It was painful to tread, it was painful to breathe, it was painful to look round; every object glowed with the reflection of the fierce tyrant that glared upon us from above. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  2. As is true with this type of man, he was a natural tyrant. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  3. She was a little tyrant and anyone who wish to play with her must do as she said if she cared for peace. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks