empire


empire
empire (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. empire "rule, authority, kingdom, imperial rule," from L. imperium "rule, command," from imperare "to command," from im- "in" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + parare "to order, prepare" (see PARE (Cf. 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.

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  • empire — [ ɑ̃pir ] n. m. • XIIe; empirie 1080; lat. imperium 1 ♦ Autorité, domination absolue. ⇒ commandement, maîtrise, souveraineté. L homme qui « donne aujourd hui l empire du monde à la France » (Chateaubriand). ♢ Pouvoir, forte influence. « La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • empire — EMPIRE. s. mas. Commandement, puissance, autorité. Vous avez un empire absolu sur moi. Il exerce un empire tyrannique sur ses amis. Il a pris empire, beaucoup d empire sur un tel. f♛/b] On dit aussi, Exercer un empire despotique dans sa maison,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • empire — EMPIRE. s. m. Commandement, puissance, authorité. Vous avez un empire absolu sur moy. il exerce un empire tyrannique sur ses amis. il a pris empire, beaucoup d empire sur un tel. il a empire sur l esprit d un tel. On dit, Avoir de l empire sur… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Empire — 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 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empire V — Empire V …   Википедия

  • empire — em‧pire [ˈempaɪə ǁ paɪr] noun [countable] informal ORGANIZATIONS a group of companies or organizations controlled by one powerful company or person: • Their cautious management style has created a powerful retailing empire. • The Bond business… …   Financial and business terms

  • empire — empíre s. n. [pron. fr. ampir] Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EMPIRE adj. invar. Stil empire = stil în arhitectură şi în arta decorativă şi aplicată, caracterizat prin monumentalitate fastuoasă, prin folosirea… …   Dicționar Român

  • Empire — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Empire puede hacer referencia a: Empire, tercer libro de la saga El legado. Empire, revista británica. Empire Interactive, empresa de desarrollo de videojuegos. Obtenido de Empire Categoría:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • empire — Empire, Imperium. Contraindre de se rendre à l empire Romain, In deditionem imperij Romani indigere. Estre soubs l empire Romain, Imperio Romano teneri. Avoir empire et souveraine puissance, Summo in imperio esse. Avoir empire et souveraine… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse


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