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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised;
[syn: empire, imperium]

2. a group of countries under a single authority;
- Example: "the British created a great empire"

3. a monarchy with an emperor as head of state;

4. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization;
[syn: conglomerate, empire]

5. an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Empire \Em"pire\, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command, sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See Emperor; cf. Imperial.] 1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. "The empire of the sea." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Over hell extend His empire, and with iron scepter rule. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster] 3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. "Under the empire of facts." --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster] Celestial empire. See under Celestial. Empire City, a common designation of the city of New York. Empire State, a common designation of the State of New York. Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty; government; kingdom; realm; state. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

empire n 1: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised [syn: empire, imperium] 2: a group of countries under a single authority; "the British created a great empire" 3: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state 4: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization [syn: conglomerate, empire] 5: an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "empire": administration, ally, archduchy, archdukedom, authority, body politic, buffer state, caliphate, captive nation, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, civil government, claws, clutches, colony, command, commonweal, commonwealth, control, country, county, czardom, direction, discipline, dispensation, disposition, domain, dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emperorship, empery, form of government, free city, governance, government, grand duchy, grip, hand, hands, imperialism, iron hand, jurisdiction, kaiserdom, kinghood, kingship, land, majesty, management, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, nation, nationality, oversight, polis, political organization, polity, possession, power, principality, principate, protectorate, province, puppet government, puppet regime, queenhood, queenship, raj, rajaship, realm, regime, regimen, regnancy, regulation, reign, republic, royalty, rule, satellite, seneschalty, settlement, sovereign nation, sovereignty, state, sultanate, sultanship, superpower, supervision, sway, system of government, talons, territory, the crown, the throne, toparchia, toparchy
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

empire n. Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. A number of multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS/Windows freeware. All are notoriously addictive. Of various commercial derivatives the best known is probably ?Empire Deluxe? on PCs and Amigas. Modern empire is a real-time wargame played over the internet by up to 120 players. Typical games last from 24 hours (blitz) to a couple of months (long term). The amount of sleep you can get while playing is a function of the rate at which updates occur and the number of co-rulers of your country. Empire server software is available for Unix-like machines, and clients for Unix and other platforms. A comprehensive history of the game is available at http://www.empire.cx/infopages/History.html. The Empire resource site is at http://www.empire.cx/.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

empire Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS freeware. All are notoriously addictive. [Jargon File] (1995-08-06)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EMPIRE. This word signifies, first, authority or command; it is the power to command or govern those actions of men which would otherwise be free; secondly, the country under the government of an emperor but sometimes it is used to designate a country subject to kingly power, as the British empire. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 833.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Empire, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 3903 Housing Units (2000): 1214 Land area (2000): 1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km) FIPS code: 22622 Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06 Location: 37.644298 N, 120.907592 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Empire, CA Empire
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Empire, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 355 Housing Units (2000): 179 Land area (2000): 0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km) FIPS code: 24620 Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08 Location: 39.760319 N, 105.682995 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Empire, CO Empire
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Empire, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 300 Housing Units (2000): 139 Land area (2000): 0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km) FIPS code: 25368 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.510729 N, 80.623446 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Empire, OH Empire
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Empire, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana Population (2000): 2211 Housing Units (2000): 923 Land area (2000): 5.321991 sq. miles (13.783894 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.345763 sq. miles (6.075499 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.667754 sq. miles (19.859393 sq. km) FIPS code: 23725 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 29.398586 N, 89.608501 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Empire, LA Empire
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Empire, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan Population (2000): 378 Housing Units (2000): 276 Land area (2000): 1.150843 sq. miles (2.980669 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.085745 sq. miles (0.222079 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.236588 sq. miles (3.202748 sq. km) FIPS code: 25980 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 44.810749 N, 86.059044 W ZIP Codes (1990): 49630 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Empire, MI Empire