empire

noun
1 group of countries
ADJECTIVE
big, great, large, mighty, vast
powerful
far-flung
colonial, overseas

the decline of the old colonial empires

world
ancient
Ottoman, Roman, etc.
VERB + EMPIRE
establish, found
destroy, dismantle

The Japanese empire was quickly dismantled.

expand, extend
rule
lose

By now Britain had lost its empire.

EMPIRE + VERB
grow
collapse, crumble, fall, fall apart

The mighty empire finally crumbled.

EMPIRE + NOUN
building
builder
PHRASES
the break-up of an empire, the decline of an empire, the fall of an empire
part of an empire

a country that is still part of the empire

2 group of companies/organizations
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, large, vast
little (figurative)

All the bureaucrats jealously guarded their own little empires.

business, commercial, financial, industrial, media
global
VERB + EMPIRE
build, build up, create

He has built a huge business empire from humble beginnings.

expand
run

the staff who help run his hotel empire

EMPIRE + VERB
collapse, crumble
PHRASES
the collapse of an empire

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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 etymologi …   Etymology dictionary

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  • 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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