Meaning of empire

Definition of empire

(noun) the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
a group of countries under a single authority; "the British created a great empire"
a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

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