imperial, imperial beard(noun)
a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III
a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
relating to or associated with an empire
"imperial colony"; "the imperial gallon was standardized legally throughout the British Empire"
of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures
befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress
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"
A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.
Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
Very grand or fine.
Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.
Origin: From imperialis, from imperium + -alis, from impero, from im- + paro.
of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict
belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme
of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc
the tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III
an outside seat on a diligence
a luggage case on the top of a coach
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
a gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars
a kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages
Origin: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pē′ri-al, adj. pertaining to an empire or to an emperor: sovereign, supreme: commanding, of superior size or excellence.—n. a tuft of hair on the lower lip (from its use by Napoleon III.): a kind of dome, as in Moorish buildings: an outside seat on a diligence: a size of writing-paper, 22 × 30 in.; also of printing-paper, 22 × 32 in.—v.t. Impē′rialise, to make imperial.—ns. Impē′rialism, the power or authority of an emperor: the spirit of empire; Impē′rialist, one who belongs to an emperor: a soldier or partisan of an emperor; Imperial′ity, imperial power, right, or privilege.—adv. Impē′rially.—n. Impē′rium, a military chief command: empire.—Imperial city, Rome: one of those cities in the German Empire which owed allegiance to none but the emperor, which exercised suzerain rights within their own territories, and had the right of sitting and voting in the imperial diet; Imperial Institute of the United Kingdom, the Colonies, and India, an institution designed to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1887). [Fr.,—L. imperialis—imperium, sovereignty.]
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Etymology and Origins
The name given to the once fashionable chin tuft, after Napoleon III., who was the first to wear his beard in this diminutive fashion.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'imperial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3827
Rank popularity for the word 'imperial' in Adjectives Frequency: #522
The numerical value of imperial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of imperial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of imperial in a Sentence
Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true
In imperial China, only the emperor was allowed to wear yellow, yellow was the most precious color, the most noble color.
Japanese are in a festive mood, with the new imperial era beginning and the 10-day break, we think this holiday will spur consumer spending.
I want to be crystal clear. We will put the health of our children ahead of the profits of Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International every time.
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family.
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- majestuós, imperialCatalan, Valencian
- imperiální, říšskýCzech
- imperial, kaiserlichGerman
- majesteetlik, kuninglikEstonian
- majesteettinen, mahtava, brittiläinen, keisarillinenFinnish
- impérial, royalFrench
- ard-reeoil, ard-rheamaghManx
- birodalmi, császáriHungarian
- dominicus, imperiālisLatin
- царски, британски, империјаленMacedonian
- imperialny, cesarskiPolish
- великолепный, имперский, британский, королевский, царский, императорскийRussian
- majestätisk, kejserlig, kunglig, storslagen, mäktig, förnämSwedish
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