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empire

em·pire

empire

 
 
pronunciation:
em paIr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a single political unit, with one supreme ruler, composed of an aggregate of nations or peoples.
The tsar expanded the Russian empire to the east.
definition 2: the government of such a unit, or the historical period in which it existed.
These lands were under control of the Ottoman Empire.Many were enslaved during the Roman Empire.
definition 3: an extensive range of enterprises or activities under the authority of one person or a central organization.
He founded a publishing empire and became extremely wealthy.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (cap.) of or pertaining to styles in architecture, clothing, and home furnishings prevalent in France during the first empire under Napoleon I.
I'm not fond of these dresses with a high Empire waistline.
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