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Definitions of "imperial"

  • Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress: imperial rule; the imperial palace. adjective
  • Ruling over extensive territories or over colonies or dependencies: imperial nations. adjective
  • Having supreme authority; sovereign. adjective
  • Regal; majestic. adjective
  • Outstanding in size or quality. adjective
  • Of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures. adjective
  • An emperor or empress. noun
  • The top of a carriage. noun
  • Something outstanding in size or quality. noun
  • A variable size of paper, usually 23 by 33 inches (55.8 by 83.8 centimeters). noun
  • A pointed beard grown from the lower lip and chin. noun
  • Related to an empire, emperor, or empress. adjective
  • Relating to the British imperial system of measurement. adjective
  • Very grand or fine. adjective
  • Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence. adjective
  • A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle. noun
  • A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches. noun
  • Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor adjective
  • Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. adjective

The word "imperial" in example sentences

"_Item_ -- They shall tell him about a meeting between the imperial and ducal ambassadors, at which meeting there was some talk of making a kingdom out of certain lands of Monseigneur and joining these to an _imperial_ vicariate of all the lands and principalities lying along the Rhine.". [Charles the Bold Last Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477]

The relation of England to her free colonies is not in the proper sense of the term imperial, while her relation to such dependencies as Gibraltar and Malta is military alone.. [Lectures and Essays]

Vietnam has fought off five of what it calls imperial intrusions over the centuries — the Mongols, Han Chinese, French, Americans and modern Chinese — thanks to its incredible discipline and self-sacrifice.. [Between Hanoi And Havana]

Nevertheless, the statement admitted that his condition was serious, but that because of the -- what it called the imperial plans of the United States, the details of his condition had to be guarded as a state secret.. [CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2006]

And I wanted to get your reaction this morning to a piece that ran in the "Washington Post," where they talked about George Bush basically restoring what they call the imperial presidency.. [CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2001]

He remarked: -- "The parliament of Great Britain sits at the head of her extensive empire in two capacities -- one as the local legislature of this island, with the executive power as her instrument of action; the other and nobler capacity is what I call her imperial character, by which she guides and controls all the inferior and provincial legislatures.". [The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria]

Club the word "imperial" is not typically used as a perjorative adjective.. ["The Friendly Dictatorship"]

So while the Russian imperialists may have had a head start in imperial aggression, we are in there pitching to this day.. [Think Progress » Kristol: The Russians ‘in some ways have brought’ suicide bombings ‘on themselves.’]

The equipment and fittings used on them were in imperial units.. [More Poor Excuses On NASA's Fear of the Metric System - NASA Watch]

Now NASA needs additional funding to do the same amount of work it could have done in imperial units.. [More Poor Excuses On NASA's Fear of the Metric System - NASA Watch]

Then the canopy of heaven became a mighty loom, wherein imperial purple and deep sea-green blended, wove, and interwove, with blazing woof and flashing warp, till the most delicate of tulles, fluorescent and bewildering, was daintily and airily shaken in the face of the astonished night.. [CHAPTER 18]

This fatal syndrome in American imperial designs is well known to Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama's key civilian adviser, who played a similar role in Vietnam.. [Robert Scheer: The High Price of Patriotism]

Rather than being an expression of imperial will, these steps may be seen as necessary to protect vulnerable teenagers from exploitation by agents and scouts.. [Squeeze Play]

In this picture the imperial is barely visible under the huge moustache.. [The Volokh Conspiracy » Kalt’s Law]

According to British opinion polls, over 90% of the public oppose criminalizing the sale of goods in imperial measures.. [Will Pounds and Ounces Survive in Britain ?]

And what light does the story of Yunnan throw on the mechanisms, institutions, and core-periphery relationships both in imperial and in modern China?. [Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)]

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@CCivicaCatalana: El historiador británico Robert Goodwin: "España tiene una historia magnífica, una historia imperial, con lo bueno y l…


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