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empirenoun [C]

uk   /ˈem.paɪər/  us   /-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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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…
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