empire

Definitions

  • Map Sinaitic Peninsular, Time of Memphite Empire
    Map Sinaitic Peninsular, Time of Memphite Empire
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Empire an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
    • n empire a group of countries under a single authority "the British created a great empire"
    • n empire a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    • n empire a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
    • n empire the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire
NEW YORK CENTRAL EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS. FASTEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD. "ENGINE 999." NEW YORK CENTRAL EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS. FASTEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD. "ENGINE 999."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year
    • Empire Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. "Under the empire of facts.""Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men."
    • Empire Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. "The empire of the sea.""Over hell extend
      His empire , and with iron scepter rule."
    • Empire The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire . "Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900
    • n empire Supreme power in governing; imperial power; dominion; sovereignty.
    • n empire The country, region, or union of states or territories under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor or other powerful sovereign or government; usually, a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, which may be, and often is, of small extent: as, the Roman or the Russian empire. The desiguation empire has been assumed in modern times by some small or homogeneous monarchies, generally ephemeral; but properly an empire is an aggregate of conquered, colonized, or confederated states, each with its own government subordinate or tributary to that of the empire as a whole. Such were and are all the great historical empires; and in this sense the name is applied appropriately to any large aggregation of separate territories under one monarch, whatever his title may be: as, the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian empires; the empire of Alexander the Great; the British empire, etc. See emperor, and Holy Roman Empire, below.
    • n empire Supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway: as, the empire of reason or of truth.
    • n empire Synonyms Sway, dominion, rule, reign, government, supremacy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire
    • n Empire em′pīr supreme control or dominion: the territory under the dominion of an emperor.
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Quotations

  • Sir Richard Steele
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    “To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.”
  • Peter The Great
    Peter The Great
    “I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Empire and liberty.”
  • King George V
    King George V
    “How is the Empire?”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. imperium, a command, sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare,. See Emperor; cf. Imperial
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. imperiumimperāre, to command.

Usage

In literature:

Conqueror has succeeded conqueror, empire has followed empire.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
It was thus with many of the far-off Empire-builders.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
Europe was full of young creations, a French empire, a kingdom of Italy, a Confederation of the Rhine.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
At the end of the Seven Years' War, the Empire, judged from the world's standard, was far greater than it is now.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
An army was stationed on the frontier of the Empire to defend it against barbarian attacks.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Piso was in Macedonia, where he was supposed to have disgraced himself and the Empire which he served.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
It has been aptly termed an empire within the empire.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
I object to this great Empire being ruled from Rome.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It is a crime, no doubt, to make the Empire popular.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Marvels undreamt of, power still inconceivable, an empire beyond the uttermost stars; such is man's inheritance.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
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In poetry:

Nature, my Friend, profuse in vain
May ev'ry Gift impart;
If unimprov'd, they ne'er can gain
An Empire o'er the Heart.
"The Birth Of Fashion, A Specimen Of A Modern Ode" by Christopher Anstey
Your sacred lips do not fan my fire,
Not for me your hallowed empire,
A girl wants money, silks to wear,
She wants me there.
"Judas And Jesus" by Endre Ady
Where light, and life, and joy, and peace
In undivided empire reign,
And thronging angels never cease
Their deathless strain.
"The Radiant Morn Hath Past Away" by Godfrey Thring
Temple and tower have moulder'd,
Empires from earth have pass'd,
And woman's heart hath left a trace
Those glories to outlast!
"The Image In Lava" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Long since thy royal brow, uncrowned,
Allegiant nature saw,
Long since thine eye of empire frowned
The heavenly thrones to awe;
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The world they tell me, is so giddy grown
That thought is rare;
And thoughtless minds and shallow hearts alone
Hold empire there;
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Strong Letter Asks DOC to Answer Vital Questions about Plan's Impact on Consumers, Businesses before, at most, Implementing Small Pilot Program that can be Empirically Evaluated.
An empty lot in Wuhan, China, where developers intend to build a tower taller than the Empire State Building in New York.
'Empire State of Mind' Co-writer In Disbelief Over Song's Success.
It is an abiding doctrine completely void of empirical reality.
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Late last month, the Juneau Empire filed a notice of appeal with Juneau Superior Court.
At the Empire and the Union Square.
Foreclosures, which for years have been synonymous with the Inland Empire, are becoming less of a presence in the region's housing market.
A Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires for Five Centuries.
" Dürer and Beyond" has 100 drawings by draftsmen of the Holy Roman Empire from the 15th to the early 18th century.
LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, the French luxury goods conglomerate, has signed an agreement to buy a controlling interest in DFS Group Ltd, the lucrative empire of duty free shops, for $2.47 billion, DFS announced yesterday.
The Empire State Games experience is more than merely a week of racing bikes.
Straddling the old world and the new in 'The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire'.
Spain and France looked north and regarded the country as heretical and a potential enemy to their expanding empires.
The New Jersey side shot back that New York was living up to its name as the Empire State, seeking to expand in every direction.
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In science:

The results of a numerical calculation show how a simple empirical formula can determine the cavity expansion rate from the oscillatory behavior.
Finesse and mirror speed measurement for a suspended Fabry-Perot cavity using the ringing effect
In particular, we showed how a simple empirical formula can determine the cavity expansion rate by observing these minima and maxima.
Finesse and mirror speed measurement for a suspended Fabry-Perot cavity using the ringing effect
Functional Central Limit Theorem for the empirical distribution function of spacings.
Determinantal random point fields
We will look for the simplest theory consistent with the following two empirical facts: (a) there are three bosonic particles, the pions, that are much lighter than all other hadrons and (b) the proton and the neutron have almost the same mass.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
It has been very successful in explaining many previously known empirical relations.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
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