n.1.Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.
Over hell extend
His empire, and with iron scepter rule.
- Milton.
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.
3.Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.
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.
Noun1.empire - the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
2.empire - a group of countries under a single authority; "the British empire"
3.empire - a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
4.empire - a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
Synonyms: conglomerate
5.Empire - an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

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.

(games)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.
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Empire State of the West
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