Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun empire

5 senses of empire

Sense 1
empire, imperium -- (the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised)
       => domain, demesne, land -- (territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land")

Sense 2
empire -- (a group of countries under a single authority; "the British created a great empire")
       => government, authorities, regime -- (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities")

Sense 3
empire -- (a monarchy with an emperor as head of state)
       => monarchy -- (an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority)

Sense 4
conglomerate, empire -- (a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization)
       => corporation, corp -- (a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state)

Sense 5
Empire -- (an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple)
       => eating apple, dessert apple -- (an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking)

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