Definitions for Imperialɪmˈpɪər i əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•pe•ri•alɪmˈpɪər i əl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an empire or emperor.

    Category: Government

  2. characterizing the rule or authority of a sovereign state over its dependencies.

    Category: Government

  3. of a commanding quality, manner, or aspect.

  4. regal.

  5. of special or superior size or quality.

  6. (of weights and measures) conforming to the nonmetric standards legally established in Great Britain.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  7. (n.)a member of an imperial party or of imperial troops.

  8. an emperor or empress.

  9. an article of exceptional size or quality.

Origin of imperial:

1325–75; ME emperial < MF < LL imperiālis= L imperi(um)imperium+-ālis -al1

im•pe′ri•al•ly(adv.)

im•pe•ri•alɪmˈpɪər i əl(n.)

  1. a small, pointed beard beneath the lower lip.

Origin of imperial:

1835–45; < F impériale, n. use of fem. of impérialimperial1 (after Napoleon III, who wore such a beard)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imperial, imperial beard(noun)

    a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III

  2. imperial(adj)

    a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach

  3. imperial(adj)

    relating to or associated with an empire

    "imperial colony"; "the imperial gallon was standardized legally throughout the British Empire"

  4. imperial(adj)

    of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures

  5. imperial(adj)

    befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress

    "imperial palace"

  6. imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal(adj)

    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

    "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"

Wiktionary

  1. imperial(Noun)

    A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.

  2. imperial(Noun)

    A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.

  3. imperial(Adjective)

    Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.

  4. imperial(Adjective)

    Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.

  5. imperial(Adjective)

    Very grand or fine.

  6. imperial(Adjective)

    Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.

  7. Origin: From imperialis, from imperium + -alis, from impero, from im- + paro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imperial(adj)

    of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict

  2. Imperial(adj)

    belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme

  3. Imperial(adj)

    of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc

  4. Imperial(noun)

    the tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III

  5. Imperial(noun)

    an outside seat on a diligence

  6. Imperial(noun)

    a luggage case on the top of a coach

  7. Imperial(noun)

    anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc

  8. Imperial(noun)

    a gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars

  9. Imperial(noun)

    a kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages

Freebase

  1. Imperial

    Imperial was the Chrysler Corporation's luxury automobile brand between 1955 and 1975, with a brief reappearance in 1981 to 1983. The Imperial name had been used since 1926, but was never a separate make, just the top-of-the-line Chrysler. However, in 1955, the company decided to spin Imperial off as its own make and division to better compete with its rivals, Lincoln and Cadillac. Imperial would see new body styles introduced every two to three years, all with V8 engines and automatic transmissions, as well as technologies that would filter down to Chrysler corporation's other models.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Imperial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3827

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Imperial' in Adjectives Frequency: #522


Translations for Imperial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

imperial(adjective)

of an empire or an emperor

the imperial crown.

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