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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empire  \Em"pire\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  imperium  a  command, 
  sovereignty,  dominion,  empire,  fr  imperare.  See  {Emperor}; 
  cf  {Imperial}.] 
  1.  Supreme  power;  sovereignty;  sway;  dominion.  ``The  empire 
  of  the  sea.''  --Shak. 
 
  Over  hell  extend  His  empire,  and  with  iron  scepter 
  rule  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  dominion  of  an  emperor;  the  territory  or  countries 
  under  the  jurisdiction  and  dominion  of  an  emperor  (rarely 
  of  a  king),  usually  of  greater  extent  than  a  kingdom, 
  always  comprising  a  variety  in  the  nationality  of  or  the 
  forms  of  administration  in  constituent  and  subordinate 
  portions;  as  the  Austrian  empire. 
 
  Empire  carries  with  it  the  idea  of  a  vast  and 
  complicated  government.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  3.  Any  dominion;  supreme  control;  governing  influence;  rule 
  sway;  as  the  empire  of  mind  or  of  reason.  ``Under  the 
  empire  of  facts.''  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  Another  force  which  in  the  Middle  Ages,  shared  with 
  chivalry  the  empire  over  the  minds  of  men.  --A.  W. 
  Ward. 
 
  {Celestial  empire}.  See  under  {Celestial}. 
 
  {Empire  City},  a  common  designation  of  the  city  of  New  York. 
 
 
  {Empire  State},  a  common  designation  of  the  State  of  New 
  York. 
 
  Syn:  Sway;  dominion;  rule  control;  reign;  sovereignty; 
  government;  kingdom;  realm;  state. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  empire 
  n  1:  the  domain  ruled  by  an  emperor  or  empress 
  2:  a  group  of  countries  under  a  single  authority:  "the  Roman 
  empire" 
  3:  a  monarchy  with  an  emperor  as  head  of  state 
  4:  a  group  of  companies  run  as  a  single  organization  [syn:  {conglomerate}] 
  5:  somewhat  resembles  a  McIntosh;  used  as  both  an  eating  and  a 
  cooking  apple  [syn:  {Empire}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Empire,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  35063 
  Empire,  CO  (town,  FIPS  24620) 
  Location:  39.75970  N,  105.68260  W 
  Population  (1990):  401  (222  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Empire,  LA  (CDP,  FIPS  23725) 
  Location:  29.41189  N,  89.61061  W 
  Population  (1990):  2654  (979  housing  units) 
  Area:  13.8  sq  km  (land),  6.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Empire,  MI  (village,  FIPS  25980) 
  Location:  44.81317  N,  86.05894  W 
  Population  (1990):  355  (244  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49630 
  Empire,  NV 
  Zip  code(s):  89405 
  Empire,  OH  (village,  FIPS  25368) 
  Location:  40.51096  N,  80.62502  W 
  Population  (1990):  364  (147  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  empire  n.  Any  of  a  family  of  military  simulations  derived  from 
  a  game  written  by  Peter  Langston  many  years  ago.  A  number  of  multi-player 
  variants  of  varying  degrees  of  sophistication  exist,  and  one  single-player 
  version  implemented  for  both  Unix  and  VMS;  the  latter  is  even  available 
  as  MS-DOS  freeware.  All  are  notoriously  addictive.  Of  various  commercial 
  derivatives  the  best  known  is  probably  "Empire  Deluxe"  on  PCs  and  Amigas. 
 
  Modern  empire  is  a  real-time  wargame  played  over  the  internet  by 
  up  to  120  players.  Typical  games  last  from  24  hours  (blitz)  to  a  couple 
  of  months  (long  term).  The  amount  of  sleep  you  can  get  while  playing  is  a 
  function  of  the  rate  at  which  updates  occur  and  the  number  of  co-rulers  of 
  your  country.  Empire  server  software  is  available  for  unix-like  machines, 
  and  clients  for  Unix  and  other  platforms.  A  comprehensive  history  of 
  the  game  is  available  at  `http://www.empire.cx/infopages/History.html'. 
  The  Empire  resource  site  is  at  `http://www.empire.cx/'. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  empire 
 
    Any  of  a  family  of  military  simulations  derived  from  a 
  game  written  by  Peter  Langston  many  years  ago.  Five  or  six 
  multi-player  variants  of  varying  degrees  of  sophistication 
  exist,  and  one  single-player  version  implemented  for  both 
  {Unix}  and  {VMS};  the  latter  is  even  available  as  {MS-DOS} 
  {freeware}.  All  are  notoriously  addictive. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-08-06) 
 
 




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