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1. WordNet® 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

2. 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]

3. 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/.


4. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
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)


5. 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. 



6. 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


7. 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


8. 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


9. 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


10. 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


Thesaurus Results for Empire:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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