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empirenoun [C]

uk   /ˈem.paɪər/  us   /ˈem.paɪr/
  • empire noun [C] (COUNTRIES)

C1 a group of countries ruled by a single person, government, or country: the Holy Roman Empire
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  • empire noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

C1 a very large and important business or organization: In the space of just ten years, her company has grown from one small retail outlet to a multi-million-dollar empire.

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(Definition of empire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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empirenoun [C]

 us   /ˈem·pɑɪər/
politics & government a group of countries ruled by a single person, government, or country: the British/Soviet Empire
(Definition of empire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"empire" in Business English

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empirenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈempaɪər/
a large group of businesses that are controlled by a powerful company or person: build/create/expand an empire Entrepreneur Rocco Forte built his empire from budget hotels and motorway services.control/run an empire Besides running a fashion empire, he also functioned as director of no less than three banks. an entertainment/media/publishing empire a business/property empire a gobal/international/worldwide empire
(Definition of empire from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “empire”
in Korean 제국…
in Arabic إمْبَراطوريّة…
in Malaysian empayar…
in French empire…
in Russian империя, корпорация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 帝國…
in Italian impero…
in Turkish imparatorluk, (iş) imparatorluk…
in Polish imperium…
in Spanish imperio…
in Vietnamese đế chế…
in Portuguese império…
in Thai อาณาจักร, องค์กรขนาดใหญ่…
in German das Reich, der Großkonzern…
in Catalan imperi…
in Japanese 帝国…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 帝国…
in Indonesian kekaisaran, kerajaan…
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