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Noun empire has 5 senses
  1. empire - the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
    --1 is a kind of
    domain, demesne, land
    --1 has particulars:
     Roman Empire; Egyptian Empire, Egypt; Persia, Persian Empire; Russia; Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire
  2. empire - a group of countries under a single authority; "the British empire"
    --2 is a kind of
    government, authorities, regime
  3. empire - a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: Mogul empire; Second Empire
  4. conglomerate, empire - a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    --4 is a kind of corporation, corp
    --4 has particulars: publishing conglomerate, publishing empire
  5. Empire - an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
    --5 is a kind of
    eating apple, dessert apple
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