empire builder


a person who plans or works to extend dominion or control, as over territory, political organizations, or business enterprises.

Nearby words

  1. emphasize,
  2. emphatic,
  3. emphatically,
  4. emphysema,
  5. empire,
  6. empire building,
  7. empire day,
  8. empire state,
  9. empire state building,
  10. empire state of the south

Origin of empire builder

First recorded in 1890–95

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