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Definition 1: an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple - [noun denoting food]

(empire is a kind of ...) an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking

Definition 2: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state - [noun denoting group]

(empire is a kind of ...) an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

(... is a kind of empire ) an empire established by the Mogul conquerors of India that reigned from 1526 to 1857

(... is a kind of empire ) the imperial government of Napoleon III in France from 1852-1870

Definition 3: a group of countries under a single authority - [noun denoting group]

Samples where empire or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British created a great empire

(empire is a kind of ...) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

Definition 4: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for empire in the sense of this definition

(empire is a kind of ...) a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

(... is a kind of empire ) a conglomerate of publishing companies

Definition 5: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for empire in the sense of this definition

(empire is a kind of ...) territory over which rule or control is exercised

"his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

(... is an instance of empire) an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome

(... is an instance of empire) an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament

(... is an instance of empire) an empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC

(... is an instance of empire) a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917

(... is an instance of empire) a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire

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