What does imperial mean?

Definitions for imperial
ɪmˈpɪər i əlim·pe·ri·al

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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.

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

  2. imperial(Noun)

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

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

  3. imperial(Adjective)

    Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.

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

  4. imperial(Adjective)

    Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.

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

  5. imperial(Adjective)

    Very grand or fine.

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

  6. imperial(Adjective)

    Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  2. Imperial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  3. Imperial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  5. Imperial(noun)

    an outside seat on a diligence

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  6. Imperial(noun)

    a luggage case on the top of a coach

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  8. Imperial(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

  9. Imperial(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. imprial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command, sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imperial

    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. imperialisimperium, sovereignty.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Imperial

    The name given to the once fashionable chin tuft, after Napoleon III., who was the first to wear his beard in this diminutive fashion.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of imperial in a Sentence

  1. Queen Elizabeth:

    There is a motto which has been borne by many of my ancestors - a noble motto, 'I serve,' 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 to which we all belong.

  2. Naotaka Kimizuka:

    It is necessary to have someone who can determine with him what is appropriate for a 21st century monarch, but it is not clear to what extent Crown Prince Akishino or the Imperial Household Agency is seriously considering that.

  3. Ashley Ritchie:

    The Tulare County Sheriffs Department would like to thank the United States Marshals Office, the Imperial County Sheriffs Department and the state and federal authorities in Mexico for all of their help.

  4. Shinichi Hisadome:

    There have been cases of media self-restraint in the past, but they usually involved the imperial family, or, as after the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, when media adopted a sober tone, i think this is the first time that criticism of the government itself has been so restrained.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

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