Definitions for empire
ˈɛm paɪər; for 8–10 also ɒmˈpɪərem·pire
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word empire.
the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
a group of countries under a single authority
"the British created a great empire"
a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
A state ruled by an emperor.
An expansive and wealthy corporation; e.g. "the McDonalds empire".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Hath given the dare to Cæsar, and commands
The empire of the sea. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
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.
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.
supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion
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
any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason
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
em′pīr, n. supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor. [Fr.,—L. imperium—imperāre, to command.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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/.
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.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'empire' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2739
Rank popularity for the word 'empire' in Nouns Frequency: #1147
The numerical value of empire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of empire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Boardwalk Empire's been very successful and Boardwalk Empire's great that a show about music can be that successful and it's good for everybody. And I think Boardwalk Empire's Boardwalk Empire.
We accept that the Armenian genocide is a reality wholeheartedly. We also accept the Kurdish responsibility in it.. If you(AKP) is so keen on embracing all the legacy of Ottoman Empire go on and embrace this as a reality. (On the question of his opinions about 1915 events of Armenian mass killings in Ottoman Empire)
I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, ... The man that controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.
This was the first time the Ottoman Empire recorded a major military victory against world powers for 150-odd years, the empire was in decline. The 18th of March marked a point where that tide at least briefly was stemmed.
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
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- imperiCatalan, Valencian
- říše, impérium, císařstvíCzech
- rige, kejserdømme, imperiumDanish
- Kaiserreich, Weltreich, Kaisertum, Reich, ImperiumGerman
- keisririik, impeeriumEstonian
- شاهنشاهی, امپراطوریPersian
- imperiumi, keisarikunta, valtakuntaFinnish
- ìmpireachdScottish Gaelic
- császárság, birodalom, impériumHungarian
- 帝国, 帝政, 企業帝国Japanese
- រាជាធិរាជាណាចក្រ, អាណាចក្រ, ចក្រភព, អធិរាជាណាចក្រKhmer
- 제국, 帝國Korean
- RäichLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ноёрхол, хаант улсMongolian
- imperium, staat, keizerrijkDutch
- impèri, empèriOccitan
- cesarstwo, imperiumPolish
- împărăție, imperiuRomanian
- царство, империяRussian
- царство, imperija, царевина, carevina, империја, carstvoSerbo-Croatian
- impérium, ríšaSlovak
- imperium, kejsardömeSwedish
- đế quốc, 帝國Vietnamese
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