empirenoun [ C ]uk /ˈem.paɪər/ us /ˈem.paɪr/
empire noun [ C ] (COUNTRIES)
the Holy Roman Empire
empire noun [ C ] (ORGANIZATION)
- He owns a huge publishing empire.
- Carter rapidly expanded his business empire.
- It is the world's largest media and entertainment empire.
- His corporate empire collapsed and about $666 million of pension fund assets were found to be missing.
- Her business empire brought her wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.