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Definitions and meaning of empire

empire

Etymology

From Middle English empire, from Old French empire, empere, from Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order). Doublet of empery and imperium.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ĕmʹpīə, ĕmʹpī-ə, IPA(key): /ˈɛmpaɪə/, /ˈɛmpaɪ.ə/
  • (General American) enPR: ĕmʹpīr', ĕmʹpī'ər, IPA(key): /ˈɛmˌpaɪɹ/, /ˈɛmˌpaɪɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: em‧pire

Noun

empire (plural empires)

  1. A political unit, typically having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations (especially one comprising one or more kingdoms) and ruled by a single supreme authority.
    the Russian empire
  2. A political unit ruled by an emperor or empress.
    The Empire of Vietnam was a short-lived client state of Japan governing Vietnam between March 11 and August 23, 1945.
  3. A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  4. An expansive and powerful enterprise under the control of one person or group.
    the McDonald's fast food empire
    • 2002, Evelyn L. Damore, The Rattle and Hiss of the Tin Gods, iUniverse (→ISBN), page 111:
      “Revenues for Jackson's non-profit empire sky-rocketed from $4 million in 1997, to more than $14 million just two years later.”
    • 2009, Martin Short, The Rise of the Mafia, Kings Road Publishing (→ISBN)
      The Mafia never forgave Castro but Lansky had already laid the foundations of a mob gambling empire all over the Caribbean []
  5. (Absolute) control, dominion, sway.
    • 1881, François Guizot, The History of Civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution..., page 122:
      The brutality, the unthinking, the unreflecting character of the barbarians were so great, that the new faith, the new feelings with which they had been inspired, exercised but a very slight empire over them.
    • 2010, Stefania Tutino, Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 270:
      [] could gain some political strength for the pope, but in so doing the pope would lose the uniqueness and supremacy of his empire over souls: []

Derived terms

Related terms

  • emperor
  • empress
  • imperator
  • imperatrix
  • imperial
  • imperially
  • imperium


Translations

Further reading

  • empire in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • empire in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • empire at OneLook Dictionary Search

Adjective

empire (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Empire.

Anagrams

  • E-Prime, epimer, permie, premie

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈempire/, [ˈe̞mpire̞]
  • Rhymes: -empire
  • Syllabification: em‧pi‧re

Noun

empire

  1. (architecture) Empire style

Declension


French

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin imperium.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.piʁ/

Noun

empire m (plural empires)

  1. empire
  2. influence, authority

Related terms

  • empereur
  • impératrice
  • imperial

Descendants

  • Russian: ампи́р (ampír)

Verb

empire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of empirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of empirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of empirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of empirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of empirer

Further reading

  • “empire” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • périmé, primée

Italian

Alternative forms

  • empiere

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *implīre, present active infinitive of *impliō, from Latin impleō.

Verb

empire

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to fill, to overflow

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • riempire

Related terms

  • pieno

Anagrams

  • permei
  • premei

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • empyre, enpyre, empyere, empere, empeyr, empir, enpir, ampyre

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French empire, empere, from Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order). Doublet of emperie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛmˈpiːr(ə)/, /ɛmˈpɛːr(ə)/, /ˈɛmpiːr(ə)/, /am-/

Noun

empire

  1. Emperorship; the office, power or title of emperor.
  2. An empire; the domain of an emperor or empress.
  3. (rare) Total power or influence, especially when wielded by gods.
  4. (rare) A region of control; a field or zone.
  5. (rare, Christianity) God's kingdom in the heavens.

Descendants

  • English: empire
  • Scots: empire

References

  • “empīre, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-03-24.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /emˈpi.rə/, (late) /amˈpi.rə/

Noun

empire m (oblique plural empires, nominative singular empires, nominative plural empire)

  1. empire

Descendants

  • Middle English: empire
    • English: empire
  • French: empire

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a dominion of peoples and nations under the same power.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)