What does EMPIRE mean?

Definitions for EMPIRE
ˈɛm paɪər; for 8–10 also ɒmˈpɪərem·pire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empire, imperiumnoun

    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

  2. empirenoun

    a group of countries under a single authority

    "the British created a great empire"

  3. empirenoun

    a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

  4. conglomerate, empirenoun

    a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

  5. Empirenoun

    an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple


  1. empirenoun

    A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.

  2. empirenoun

    A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.

  3. empirenoun

    A state ruled by an emperor.

  4. empirenoun

    An expansive and wealthy corporation; e.g. "the McDonalds empire".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EMPIREnoun

    Etymology: empire, French; imperium, Latin.

    Assert, ye fair ones, who in judgment sit,
    Your ancient empire over love and wit. Nicholas Rowe.

    A nation extended over vast tracts of land, and numbers of people, arrives in time at the ancient name of kingdom, or modern of empire. William Temple.

    Sextus Pompeius
    Hath given the dare to Cæsar, and commands
    The empire of the sea. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.


  1. Empire

    Empire is a song by English rock band Kasabian and is the title track for their second album, Empire. It was released 24 July 2006 as the lead single from that album on CD (see 2006 in British music). The single became popular immediately, entering the UK Singles Chart at #9, its peak position, making it the band's third UK Top 10 single. It was still in the charts in 2007, at #65 before dropping off later in January. On 21 August 2006, 10" and DVD versions of the single were released. The song was available as a pre-order on the band's website which also included a free download of their cover of David Bowie's "Heroes", which was used for ITV's coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It was also used during series 9 of Top Gear. The album version of the song features backing vocals from Joana Glaza, lead singer of Joana and the Wolf.


  1. empire

    An empire is a large political entity consisting of multiple territories, usually geographically disparate, that are governed by a central authority or ruler. Empires are typically characterized by their power and influence over other nations or peoples, often through military conquest and political domination. They can span diverse regions, cultures, and ethnicities, and exercise control through various administrative, economic, and social mechanisms. The ruler of an empire is often referred to as an emperor or empress, and their rule is usually hereditary or acquired through force. Empires have been a prominent form of governance throughout history, with notable examples including the Roman Empire, the British Empire, and the Mongol Empire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Empirenoun

    supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion

  2. Empirenoun

    the dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire

  3. Empirenoun

    any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason


  1. Empire

    The term empire derives from the Latin imperium. Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples united and ruled either by a monarch or an oligarchy. Aside from the traditional usage, the term empire can be used in an extended sense to denote a large-scale business enterprise, or a political organisation of either national-, regional- or city scale, controlled either by a person or a group authority. An imperial political structure is established and maintained in two ways: as a territorial empire of direct conquest and control with force, and as a coercive, hegemonic empire of indirect conquest and control with power. The former provides greater tribute and direct political control, yet limits further expansion because it absorbs military forces to fixed garrisons. The latter provides less tribute and indirect control, but avails military forces for further expansion. Territorial empires tended to be contiguous areas. The term on occasion has been applied to maritime empires or thalassocracies, with looser structures and more scattered territories.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Empire

    em′pīr, n. supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor. [Fr.,—L. imperiumimperāre, to command.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. empire

    Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. A number of multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS/Windows freeware. All are notoriously addictive. Of various commercial derivatives the best known is probably “Empire Deluxe” on PCs and Amigas.Modern empire is a real-time wargame played over the internet by up to 120 players. Typical games last from 24 hours (blitz) to a couple of months (long term). The amount of sleep you can get while playing is a function of the rate at which updates occur and the number of co-rulers of your country. Empire server software is available for Unix-like machines, and clients for Unix and other platforms. A comprehensive history of the game is available at http://www.empire./definition/History. The Empire resource site is at http://www.empire.cx/.

Rap Dictionary

  1. empire

    Adam Bomb, Scandalis, T.R.A, Tek-Man, Joe Kerr, TalkSick, Mr. Shebib, and Skinny the Nutcracker make up the group known as Empire, a collective of mcs from different areas around Toronto, Canada. Mostly known for their freestyle battling abilities, the group has released two acclaimed albums: Empire Presents: Runamuk The Intro and The Table of Nonsense and are sure to drop solo efforts as well.

Suggested Resources

  1. empire

    Song lyrics by empire -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by empire on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EMPIRE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2739

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EMPIRE' in Nouns Frequency: #1147

Anagrams for EMPIRE »

  1. epimer

  2. E-Prime

  3. premie

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EMPIRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EMPIRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of EMPIRE in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    They were liberated as part of this empire by force.

  2. Ken Polcari:

    Empire State (data) was horrendous compared to what the expectations were, but Empire State is also a very regional number and a very volatile number, they are all looking to Wednesday's FOMC meeting minutes and what it is going to mean, what are they going to say.

  3. Paul Bernal:

    Many people have been coming to the realization that letting Facebook build its empire through acquisitions, most notably of WhatsApp and Instagram, has not been a good thing, and that something has to be done about it, this ruling could be a step on that path.

  4. Pythagorus:

    No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.

  5. Alphonso David:

    Newsday quoted Terrence Connors as saying in an e-mail. Alphonso David, Alphonso David, said in an emailed statement that New York state had launched three investigations into the Buffalo residents allegations against William Hoyt, a former regional president of the Empire State Development Corp. Any assertion to the contrary is patently and demonstrably false, and as such, we expect this matter to be summarily dismissed.

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