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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imperial  \Im*pe"ri*al\,  n. 
  A  game  at  cards  differing  from  piquet  in  some  minor  details, 
  and  in  having  a  trump;  also  any  one  of  several  combinations 
  of  cards  which  score  in  this  game. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imperial  \Im*pe"ri*al\,  a.  [OE.  emperial,  OF  emperial,  F. 
  imp['e]rial,  fr  L.  imperialis,  fr  imperium  command, 
  sovereignty,  empire.  See  {Empire}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  empire,  or  to  an  emperor;  as  an 
  imperial  government;  imperial  authority  or  edict. 
 
  The  last  That  wore  the  imperial  diadem  of  Rome. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Belonging  to  or  suitable  to  supreme  authority,  or  one 
  who  wields  it  royal;  sovereign;  supreme.  ``The  imperial 
  democracy  of  Athens.''  --Mitford. 
 
  Who  as  Ulysses  says,  opinion  crowns  With  an 
  imperial  voice.  --Shak. 
 
  To  tame  the  proud,  the  fetter'd  slave  to  free  These 
  are  imperial  arts,  and  worthy  thee.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  sounds  his  imperial  clarion  along  the  whole  line 
  of  battle.  --E.  Everett. 
 
  3.  Of  superior  or  unusual  size  or  excellence;  as  imperial 
  paper;  imperial  tea,  etc 
 
  {Imperial  bushel},  {gallon},  etc  See  {Bushel},  {Gallon}, 
  etc 
 
  {Imperial  chamber},  the  the  sovereign  court  of  the  old 
  German  empire. 
 
  {Imperial  city},  under  the  first  German  empire,  a  city  having 
  no  head  but  the  emperor. 
 
  {Imperial  diet},  an  assembly  of  all  the  states  of  the  German 
  empire. 
 
  {Imperial  drill}.  (Manuf.)  See  under  8th  {Drill}. 
 
  {Imperial  eagle}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Eagle}. 
 
  {Imperial  green}.  See  {Paris  green},  under  {Green}. 
 
  {Imperial  guard},  the  royal  guard  instituted  by  Napoleon  I. 
 
 
  {Imperial  weights  and  measures},  the  standards  legalized  by 
  the  British  Parliament. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imperial  \Im*pe"ri*al\,  n.  [F.  imp['e]riale:  cf  Sp  imperial.] 
  1.  The  tuft  of  hair  on  a  man's  lower  lip  and  chin;  --  so 
  called  from  the  style  of  beard  of  Napoleon  III. 
 
  2.  An  outside  seat  on  a  diligence.  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  3.  A  luggage  case  on  the  top  of  a  coach.  --Simmonds. 
 
  4.  Anything  of  unusual  size  or  excellence,  as  a  large 
  decanter,  a  kind  of  large  photograph,  a  large  sheet  of 
  drowing,  printing,  or  writing  paper,  etc 
 
  5.  A  gold  coin  of  Russia  worth  ten  rubles,  or  about  eight 
  dollars.  --McElrath. 
 
  6.  A  kind  of  fine  cloth  brought  into  England  from  Greece.  or 
  other  Eastern  countries,  in  the  Middle  Ages. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imperial 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  associated  with  an  empire;  "imperial  colony"; 
  "the  imperial  gallon  was  standardized  legally 
  throughout  the  British  Empire" 
  2:  befitting  or  belonging  to  an  emperor  or  empress;  "imperial 
  palace" 
  3:  belonging  to  or  befitting  a  supreme  ruler;  "golden  age  of 
  imperial  splendor";  "purple  tyrant";  "regal  attire"; 
  "treated  with  royal  acclaim";  "the  royal  carriage  of  a 
  stag's  head"  [syn:  {majestic},  {purple},  {regal},  {royal}] 
  n  1:  a  small  tufted  beard  worn  by  Emperor  Napoleon  III  [syn:  {Imperial 
  beard}] 
  2:  a  piece  of  luggage  carried  on  top  of  a  coach 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Imperial,  CA  (city,  FIPS  36280) 
  Location:  32.84051  N,  115.57103  W 
  Population  (1990):  4113  (1372  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  92251 
  Imperial,  MO  (CDP,  FIPS  34354) 
  Location:  38.36773  N,  90.37222  W 
  Population  (1990):  4156  (1564  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.0  sq  km  (land),  1.9  sq  km  (water) 
  Imperial,  NE  (city,  FIPS  23690) 
  Location:  40.51623  N,  101.63761  W 
  Population  (1990):  2007  (870  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  69033 
  Imperial,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15126 
  Imperial,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  79743 




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