Definitions of empire

  1. a group of diverse companies run as a single organization Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the domain ruled by an emperor or empress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a group of countries under a single authority; "the British empire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a monarchy with an emperor as head of state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The region ruled over by an emperor or sovereign; supreme power or dominion; imperial rule or sovereignty; sway; control. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Dominions of an emperor; sovereignty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A country governed by an emperor; a powerful nation; wide and supreme dominion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Supreme control or sway; the territory, region, or countries under the sway of an emperor, usually of greater extent than a kingdom; the people of an empire; the German Empire, called also the Holy Roman Empire; any region, land, or water under sway. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The dominions of an emperor, usually including several nations or nationalities; dominion; supreme control; governing influence or command. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Any of a family of military simulations derived from agame written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or sixmulti-player variants of varying degrees of sophisticationexist, and one single-player version implemented for bothUnix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOSfreeware. All are notoriously addictive. foldoc_fs
  17. em'p[=i]r, n. supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor. [Fr.,--L. imperium--imper[=a]re, to command.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Supreme& wide (political) dominion; absolute control (over); government in which sovereign is called emperor; territory of an emperor; (Hist.) the E., (usu.) Holy Roman E.; (United States). English City, New York. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] Imperial power; supreme dominion; sovereign command region or country over which rule or dominion is extended; kingdom; state;—control; governing influence; moral sway. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. Imperial power, supreme dominion; the region over which dominion is extended; command over any thing. Complete Dictionary

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