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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English empire, from Old French empire, empere, 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.
    The Empire of Vietnam was a short-lived client state of Japan governing Vietnam between March 11 and August 23, 1945.
  5. An expansive and wealthy corporation.
    the McDonald's fast food empire

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AdjectiveEdit

empire (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Empire.

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈempire/, [ˈe̞mpire̞]
  • Hyphenation: em‧pi‧re

NounEdit

empire

  1. (architecture) Empire style

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of empire (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative empire empiret
genitive empiren empirejen
partitive empireä empirejä
illative empireen empireihin
singular plural
nominative empire empiret
accusative nom. empire empiret
gen. empiren
genitive empiren empirejen
empireinrare
partitive empireä empirejä
inessive empiressä empireissä
elative empirestä empireistä
illative empireen empireihin
adessive empirellä empireillä
ablative empireltä empireiltä
allative empirelle empireille
essive empirenä empireinä
translative empireksi empireiksi
instructive empirein
abessive empirettä empireittä
comitative empireineen

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EtymologyEdit

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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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French empire, empere, 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). Doublet of emperie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛmˈpiːr(ə)/, /ɛmˈpɛːr(ə)/, /ˈɛmpiːr(ə)/, /am-/

NounEdit

empire

  1. Emperorship; the office, power or title of emperor.
  2. An empire; the domain of an emperor or empress.
  3. (rare) Total power or influence, especially when wielded by gods.
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 1:5-6”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      (of Jheſu Criſt,) / that is a feithful witneſſe, the firſte bigetun of deed men, and prince of kingis of the erthe; which louyde vs, and waiſchide vs fro oure ſynnes in his blood / and made vs a kyngdom, and preeſtis to God and to his fader; to hym be glorie and empire in to worldis of worldis.
      (of Jesus Christ,) / who is a reliable witness, the firstborn of dead people, and prince of the earth's rulers. To him who loved us, cleansed us from our sins with his blood, / and made us a kingdom / and priests of God/his father; to him are glory and power for many ages.
  4. (rare) A region of control; a field or zone.
  5. (rare, Christianity) God's kingdom in the heavens.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. empire

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