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empirenoun [C]

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

C1 a ​group of ​countriesruled by a ​singleperson, ​government, or ​country: the Holy ​Roman Empire
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  • empire noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

C1 a very ​large and ​importantbusiness or ​organization: In the ​space of just ten ​years, her ​company has ​grown from one ​smallretailoutlet to a multi-million-dollar empire.

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

"empire" in American English

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empirenoun [C]

 us   /ˈem·pɑɪər/
politics & government a ​group of ​countriesruled by a ​singleperson, ​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 ​budgethotels and motorway ​services.control/run an empire Besides ​running a ​fashion empire, he also ​functioned as ​director of no less than three ​banks. anentertainment/​media/​publishing empire abusiness/​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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