empire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, 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).

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empire (plural empires)

  1. A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  2. A political unit that controls at least one kingdom under its vassalage.
  3. A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  4. A state ruled by an emperor.
  5. An expansive and wealthy corporation.
    the McDonald's fast food empire

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empire (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Empire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin imperium.

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empire m (plural empires)

  1. empire
  2. influence, authority

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Verb[edit]

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

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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empire

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

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, 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).

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empire (plural empires)

  1. empire

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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  • IPA(key): /ẽmˈpi.rə/, (late) /ãmˈpi.rə/

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

  1. empire

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