imperial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French imperial, from Latin imperiālis (of the empire or emperor, imperial), from imperium (empire, imperial government) + -ālis, from imperō (command, order), from im- (form of in) + parō (prepare, arrange; intend).

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Adjective[edit]

imperial (comparative more imperial, superlative most imperial)

  1. Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
    • Shakespeare
      the imperial diadem of Rome
  2. Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
  3. Very grand or fine.
  4. Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.

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Noun[edit]

imperial (plural imperials)

  1. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
  2. (paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.

Usage notes[edit]

A Champagne or Burgundy wine bottle with this volume would be called a Methuselah.


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imperiālis.

Adjective[edit]

imperial m, f (masculine and feminine plural imperials)

  1. imperial

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

imperial m, f (plural imperiais; comparable)

  1. imperial

Romanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

imperial

  1. imperial

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin imperiālis (of the empire or emperor, imperial), from imperium (empire, imperial government) + -ālis, from imperō (command, order), from im- (form of in) + parō (prepare, arrange; intend).

Adjective[edit]

imperial m, f (plural imperiales)

  1. imperial

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