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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·pire /ˈɛmˌpaɪr/
 帝國,帝權

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·pire n.
 1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. “The empire of the sea.”
 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.”
    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) 2.0

 empire
      n 1: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
      2: a group of countries under a single authority; "the British
         empire"
      3: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
      4: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run
         as a single organization [syn: conglomerate]
      5: an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as
         both an eating and a cooking apple