imperial

See also: impérial

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

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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  • Imperial City
  • imperially
  • imperial prince
  • imperial princess

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NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imperiālis.

AdjectiveEdit

imperial m, f (masculine and feminine plural imperials)

  1. imperial

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imperial m, f (plural imperiais; comparable)

  1. imperial

RomanianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imperial

  1. imperial

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

AdjectiveEdit

imperial m, f (plural imperiales)

  1. imperial

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Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 23:06