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Meaning of EMPIRE

Pronunciation:  'empIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
  2. [n]  a group of countries under a single authority; "the British empire"
  3. [n]  a group of diverse companies run as a single organization
  4. [n]  a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
  5. [n]  the domain ruled by an emperor or empress

EMPIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: conglomerate
 See Also: authorities, corp, corporation, demesne, dessert apple, domain, eating apple, Egypt, Egyptian Empire, government, land, monarchy, Ottoman Empire, Persia, Persian Empire, publishing conglomerate, publishing empire, regime, Roman Empire, Russia, Turkish Empire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em"pire\, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command,
sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See {Emperor};
cf. {Imperial}.]
1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. ``The empire
   of the sea.'' --Shak.

         Over hell extend His empire, and with iron scepter
         rule.                                 --Milton.

2. 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.

         Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and
         complicated government.               --C. J. Smith.

3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule;
   sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. ``Under the
   empire of facts.'' --M. Arnold.

         Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with
         chivalry the empire over the minds of men. --A. W.

{Celestial empire}. See under {Celestial}.

{Empire City}, a common designation of the city of New York.

{Empire State}, a common designation of the State of New

Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty;
     government; kingdom; realm; state.

Computing Dictionary

Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both unix and vms; the latter is even available as ms-dos freeware. All are notoriously addictive.

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