imperial

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See also: Imperial and impérial

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɪ.ɹi.əl/
  • (file)

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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 by 22 inches.
  3. (card games, uncountable) A card game differing from piquet in some minor details, and in having a trump.
  4. (card games, countable) Any of several combinations of cards which score in this game.
  5. A crown imperial.
    • 1816, John Freeman Milward Dovaston, The Sonnet:
      There are who say the sonnet's meted maze
      Is all too fettered for the poet's powers,
      Compelled to crowd his flush and airy flowers
      Like pots of tall imperials, ill at ease.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin imperiālis.

Adjective[edit]

imperial (masculine and feminine plural imperials)

  1. imperial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin imperiālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): / ĩ.pɨ.ˈɾjaɫ /
  • Hyphenation: im‧pe‧ri‧al

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imperial m, f (plural imperiais, comparable)

  1. imperial

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imperial f (plural imperiais)

  1. (Portugal, regional) draft beer
    • 2013, Afonso Cruz, Alice Vieira, André Gago, Catarina Fonseca, David Machado, Isabel Stidwell, José Fanha, A misteriosa mulher da ópera, Leya →ISBN, page 155
      «Traga-me mais uma imperial», disse eu ao empregado. Tinha uma praticamente cheia, mas não gosto de ser apanhado desprevenido. O Juvenal julgou que era para ele e agradeceu, eu disse-lhe «nada», e peguei na imperial, passei as ...

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French impérial and Latin imperiālis.

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imperial m, n (feminine singular imperială, masculine plural imperiali, feminine and neuter plural imperiale)

  1. imperial

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 (plural imperiales)

  1. imperial

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