Sovereign vs Fool - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sovereign and fool
is that sovereign
is a monarch; the ruler of a country while fool
is (pejorative) a person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
As a adjective sovereign
is exercising power of rule.
As a verb fool is
to trick; to make a fool of someone.
Exercising power of rule.
Exceptional in quality.
Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.v:
- sovereign nation
* (rfdate) Dryden
- The soueraigne weede betwixt two marbles plaine / She pownded small, and did in peeces bruze, / And then atweene her lilly handes twaine, / Into his wound the iuyce thereof did scruze
* (rfdate) South
- a sovereign remedy
Having supreme, ultimate power.
* (rfdate) Shakespeare
- Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men.
Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
* (rfdate) Hooker
- most sovereign name
- We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good.
A monarch; the ruler of a country.
One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
A gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin.
A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33? standard bottles.
Any butterfly of the tribe , as the (ursula) and the viceroy.
- No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign , that is, to the nation.
* (monarch) king, queen
(pejorative) A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
- You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking.
- The village fool threw his own shoes down the well.
(historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
(informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
- Experience keeps a dear school, but fools' will learn in no ' other .
* 1975 , , "Fool for the City" (song), Fool for the City (album):
- Can they think me their fool or jester?
(cooking) A type of dessert made of d fruit and custard or cream.
- I'm a fool for the city.
A particular card in a tarot deck.
- an apricot fool'''; a gooseberry '''fool
* (person with poor judgment) See also
* (person who entertained a sovereign) jester, joker
* (person who talks a lot of nonsense) gobshite
To trick; to make a fool of someone.
To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
- Is this a time for fooling ?
* See also
* fool about
* fool around
* fool's errand
* fool's gold
* fool's paradise
* more fool you
* play the fool
* suffer fools gladly
* there's no fool like an old fool