empire Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “empire” - Learner’s Dictionary

empire

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈempaɪər/
COUNTRIES a group of countries that is ruled by one person or governmentColonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and government
BUSINESSES a large group of businesses that is controlled by one person or company: a publishing empireBusinesses and enterprises
Translations of “empire”
in Arabic إمْبَراطوريّة…
in Korean 제국…
in Malaysian empayar…
in French empire…
in Turkish imparatorluk, (iş) imparatorluk…
in Italian impero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國家, 帝國…
in Russian империя, корпорация…
in Polish imperium…
in Vietnamese đế chế…
in Spanish imperio…
in Portuguese império…
in Thai อาณาจักร, องค์กรขนาดใหญ่…
in German das Reich, der Großkonzern…
in Catalan imperi…
in Japanese 帝国…
in Indonesian kekaisaran, kerajaan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国家, 帝国…
(Definition of empire from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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