HyperDic: empire

English > 5 senses of the word empire / Empire:
NOUNlocationempire, imperiumthe domain ruled by an emperor or empress
groupempirea group of countries under a single authority
groupempirea monarchy with an emperor as head of state
groupempire, conglomeratea group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
foodEmpirean eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh
empire / Empire > pronunciation
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English > empire: 5 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised.
Synonymimperium
InstancesEgyptian Empire, EgyptAn ancient empire to the west of Israel
Ottoman Empire, Turkish EmpireA Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe
Persia, Persian EmpireAn empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
Roman EmpireAn empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire
RussiaA former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital
Broaderdomain, demesne, landterritory over which rule or control is exercised
Spanishimperio
Catalanimperi
Adjectivesimperialbefitting or belonging to an emperor or empress
English > empire: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of countries under a single authority.
Example"the British created a great empire"
Broadergovernment, authorities, regimeThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
Spanishimperio
Catalanimperi
English > empire: 5 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA monarchy with an emperor as head of state.
NarrowerMogul empireAn empire established by the Mogul conquerors of India that reigned from 1526 to 1857
Second EmpireThe imperial government of Napoleon III in France from 1852-1870
BroadermonarchyAn autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
Spanishimperio
Catalanimperi
Adjectivesimperialrelating to or associated with an empire
English > empire: 5 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization.
Synonymconglomerate
Narrowerpublishing conglomerate, publishing empireA conglomerate of publishing companies
Broadercorporation, corpA business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
Spanishimperio
Catalanimperi
English > Empire: 5 senses > noun 5, food
MeaningAn eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple.
Broadereating apple, dessert appleAn apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking

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