Origin of empire
Synonyms for empire
Related Words for empireauthority, commonwealth, control, domain, realm, federation, power, government, union, people, supremacy, command, dominion, sovereignty, sway
Examples from the Web for empire
Contemporary Examples of empire
Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist
January 8, 2015
The Virologist By Andrew Marantz, New Yorker How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014
January 4, 2015
Another rumor that has existed since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)
January 3, 2015
In the midst of the Michael Savage drama, the Talk Radio Network empire entered into another major lawsuit.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event.Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!
Women in the World
October 23, 2014
Historical Examples of empire
I have sought thy daughter in marriage for Xerxes, prince of the empire.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
What, then, must be the population of the British empire if the increase in one city was at that rate?Explorations in Australia
Still, the empire seems to take its course westward just the same.In the Midst of Alarms
He excludes "the insolence of office," and "the cutpurse of the empire and the rule."
And again she laughed, she who was so certain of her empire over this man's heart and body.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin for empire
noun the Empire
- the period of imperial rule in France from 1804 to 1815 under Napoleon Bonaparte
- Also called: Second Empirethe period from 1852 to 1870 when Napoleon III ruled as emperor
early 14c., from Old French empire "rule, authority, kingdom, imperial rule," from Latin imperium "rule, command," from imperare "to command," from im- "in" (see in- (2)) + parare "to order, prepare" (see pare).
Not etymologically restricted to "territory ruled by an emperor," but used that way. The Empire, meaning "the British Empire," first recorded 1772 (it officially devolved into "The Commonwealth" in 1931); before that it meant the Holy Roman Empire (1670s). Empire style (especially in reference to a style of dresses with high waistlines) is 1869, from the Second Empire "rule of Napoleon III of France" (1852-70). New York has been called the Empire State since 1834.