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I'm old enough to remember Richard Nixon. They called it the imperial presidency when he was refusing to spend money that Congress had appropriated.
Angus King

Meaning of "imperial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IMPERIAL

From Late Latin imperiālis, from Latin imperium command, authority, empire.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPERIAL

imperial  [ɪmˈpɪərɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPERIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Imperial can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES IMPERIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Imperial

Imperial is that which relates to an empire, emperor, or the concept of imperialism. Imperial or The Imperial may also refer to...

Definition of imperial in the English dictionary

The first definition of imperial in the dictionary is of or relating to an empire, emperor, or empress. Other definition of imperial is characteristic of or befitting an emperor; majestic; commanding. Imperial is also characteristic of or exercising supreme authority; imperious.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPERIAL


aerial
ˈɛərɪəl
antibacterial
ˌæntɪbækˈtɪərɪəl
ariel
ˈɛərɪəl
arterial
ɑːˈtɪərɪəl
bacterial
bækˈtɪərɪəl
biomaterial
ˌbaɪəʊməˈtɪərɪəl
cereal
ˈsɪərɪəl
ethereal
ɪˈθɪərɪəl
ferial
ˈfɪərɪəl
immaterial
ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl
magisterial
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl
managerial
ˌmænɪˈdʒɪərɪəl
material
məˈtɪərɪəl
ministerial
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəl
mycobacterial
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəl
nanomaterial
ˈnænəʊməˌtɪərɪəl
nonmaterial
ˈnɒnməˈtɪərɪəl
serial
ˈsɪərɪəl
sidereal
saɪˈdɪərɪəl
venereal
vɪˈnɪərɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPERIAL

imperia
imperial gallon
imperial preference
imperial system
Imperial War Museum
imperialism
imperialist
imperialistic
imperialistically
imperially
imperialness
imperil
imperilled
imperilling
imperilment
imperious
imperiously
imperiousness
imperishability
imperishable

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPERIAL

abacterial
biserial
criterial
crown imperial
editorial
enterobacterial
genetic material
insulating material
long-wire aerial
monasterial
nonbacterial
offensive material
presbyterial
prime ministerial
raw material
reading material
rectiserial
satellite dish aerial
subaerial
vizierial
waste material

Synonyms and antonyms of imperial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPERIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «imperial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of imperial

Translation of «imperial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPERIAL

Find out the translation of imperial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of imperial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «imperial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

帝国的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

imperial
570 millions of speakers

English

imperial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शाही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الامبراطوري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

имперская
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imperial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সার্বভৌম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

impérial
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Imperial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kaiserlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

帝国の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

제국의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kekaisaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mui xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏகாதிபத்திய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

imparatorluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imperiale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Imperial
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

імперська
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

imperial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοκρατορική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Imperial
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

imperial
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

imperial
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of imperial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPERIAL»

The term «imperial» is very widely used and occupies the 7.932 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPERIAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «imperial» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «imperial» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about imperial

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10 QUOTES WITH «IMPERIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word imperial.
1
John Amery
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski
But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
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Frances Burney
Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure.
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Queen Elizabeth II
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
5
Frank Gaffney
History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
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Simon Hoggart
The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
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Martin Jacques
Fundamental systemic crises are often associated with the decline of the dominant imperial power and its increasing inability to sustain the system over which it had previously presided. The profound instability of the interwar period owed much to Britain's inability to maintain its role.
8
Angus King
I'm old enough to remember Richard Nixon. They called it the imperial presidency when he was refusing to spend money that Congress had appropriated.
9
Neil MacGregor
For many, the icon of the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, that administrative by-product of the Greek imperial adventure in Africa.
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Michael Mandelbaum
To call the American role in the world imperial was, for many who did so, a way of asserting that the United States was misusing its power beyond its borders and, in so doing, subverting its founding political principles within them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPERIAL»

Discover the use of imperial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to imperial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire
The book draws on works by Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker.
Thomas Richards, 1993
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Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of ...
He was also, Jim Endersby argues, the perfect embodiment of Victorian science.
Jim Endersby, 2008
3
The Imperial Presidency
The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition ...
Arthur Meier Schlesinger, 2004
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Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order in the British Empire, ...
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction From Social Psychology to Imperial Ecology General Smuts's Politics of Holism and Patronage of Ecology The Oxford School of Imperial Ecology Holism and the Ecosystem Controversy The Politics ...
Peder ANKER, Peder Anker, 2009
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Imperial
In this eye-opening book, William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the heart of this haunted region, exploring polluted rivers and guarded factories and talking with everyone from Mexican migrant workers to border patrolmen.
William T. Vollmann, 2009
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The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial ...
The French Imperial Nation-State focuses on two intersecting movements that redefined imperial politics—colonial humanism led by administrative reformers in West Africa and the Paris-based Negritude project, comprising African and ...
Gary Wilder, 2005
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Imperial China 900-1800
This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period.
Frederick W. Mote, 2003
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Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity
Imperial cities explores the influence of imperialism in the landscapes of modern European cities including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville.
Felix Driver, David Gilbert, 2003
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Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social ...
A piercing, first-hand analysis of the World Bank, one of the most powerful actors in today's global economy.
Michael Goldman, 2005
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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John : Reading ...
After more than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth.
Austin Steven J. Friesen Louise Farmer Boyer Professor in Biblical Studies University of Texas, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPERIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term imperial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Imperial Irrigation District launches antitrust lawsuit against …
The nonprofit that manages California's electricity grid has stifled clean energy projects and plotted to “crush” the Imperial Irrigation District “out ... «The Desert Sun, Jul 15»
2
Premier League's imperial reach spans the globe - SFGate
In days of yore, the British sent the Royal Navy to the major ports of the world, reminding everyone that the sun never set on the British Empire. «SFGate, Jul 15»
3
Imperial Holdings (IFT) Secures Seven-Year, $110M Credit Facility
Imperial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IFT) ("Imperial") announced today that one of its affiliates has obtained a seven-year, $110 million credit facility, ... «StreetInsider.com, Jul 15»
4
Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project …
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney 14 August - 18 October 2015. Imperial Slacks, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Friday 17 July 2015 04.40 EDT. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Imperial Pee Wee team lays claim to league tourney title
It couldn't have been a bigger win for Imperial 1 (Black) in Saturday's championship game for the Tri-County League Pee Wee baseball tourney title. Not only did ... «Imperial Republican, Jul 15»
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Quest for Imperial Gem part two begins - Imperial Republican
As residents recall in early October, a gem was placed somewhere in Imperial. The treasure was never found and the prize of $250 in Chamber Bucks was ... «Imperial Republican, Jul 15»
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County attempting to inform homeowners of property tax increase early
Property taxes are going up for some Imperial County homeowners via state-mandated property assessed values and the Imperial County ... «Imperial Valley Press, Jul 15»
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Can anyone tell me why they think Founders Imperial Stout is so …
I've drank Founder's Imperial Stout a couple of times now and I just don't get the hype... I enjoy other (non-BA) Imperial Stouts more: Ten Fidy, ... «BeerAdvocate.com, Jul 15»
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Analyst Price Target Update on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM): The mean short term price target for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) has ... «News Watch International, Jul 15»
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Imperial Pacific starts ground work on Saipan Casino
Hong Kong based Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd had earlier obtained a license to operate a casino on Saipan, a part of the Commonwealth of the ... «World Casino Directory, Jul 15»

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