Definition of 'empire'
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The epics became a battle standard for romantics and for resistance against the British empire around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why should Americans die to protect the British empire? Times, Sunday Times (2017)It took nearly 30 years for European investment banks to build up global empires. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This made her the largest and most varied multinational empire. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The difficulty is that many shareholders have often struggled to see the benefits of this global empire. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Might he want his empire back one day? Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was the history of empire in a nutmeg shell. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So she was clearly going to be too busy to launch her global skincare empire this year. The Sun (2011) History suggests that empires that do not stabilise their periphery end up being destabilised by it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the emperor replied that elsewhere in the empire such groups of firefighters had been responsible for political disturbances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This would let him maintain his position as head of the global empire that he built up over four decades. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The behaviour of a watching crowd mattered because it might itself be watched by other crowds across the country and the empire. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)He also served unintentionally as a founding figure in the Byzantine empire that would long survive. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The vacuum left by the end of the Soviet empire must be filled. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)The Soviet empire was stretched to the limits. The Global Marketplace (1993)Other countries that were part of the Soviet empire are keen to establish their own independent currencies. The Global Marketplace (1993)The power behind the empire? Times, Sunday Times (2011)BRITAIN is just a dot on the world map, no longer the head of an empire. The Sun (2011)They had been waiting for thousands of years, waiting as their land and kingdom had been handed off from one conquering empire to another. Christianity Today (2000)Britain, meanwhile, has only had one constitutional monarchy and one empire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recent editions have included stories from the British Empire period and more recent conflicts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet, as with any empire, its power is in its army. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Worse still, the British family firms were mopped up by multinational drinks empires and became just another brand in their portfolios. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I got a bit fed up with their sniping at the British Empire all the time. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)A mix of technical ingenuity, entrepreneurial enterprise, maritime supremacy and a growing empire turned the country into the first modern superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She is in effective control of the family property empire ( one of her brothers also has a senior executive role) and can flex her intellectual muscles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'empire'
British English: empire /ˈɛmpaɪə/ NOUN
An empire is a group of countries controlled by one powerful country.
...the Roman Empire.
- American English: empire
- Arabic: اِمْبراطُورِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: império
- Chinese: 帝国
- Croatian: carstvo
- Czech: říše
- Danish: imperium
- Dutch: keizerrijk
- European Spanish: imperio
- Finnish: valtakunta
- French: empire
- German: Imperium
- Greek: αυτοκρατορία
- Italian: impero
- Japanese: 帝国
- Korean: 제국
- Norwegian: imperium
- Polish: imperium
- European Portuguese: império
- Romanian: imperiu
- Russian: империя
- Spanish: imperio
- Swedish: kejsarrike
- Thai: อาณาจักร
- Turkish: imparatorluk
- Ukrainian: імперія
- Vietnamese: đế chế
Definition of empire from the Collins English Dictionary
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