What is imperial?

  • (noun): A small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III.
    Synonyms: imperial beard
    See also — Additional definitions below


Imperial is a term that is used to describe something that relates to an empire, emperor, or the concept of imperialism.

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Imperial - Other
... The Imperials, vocal group The Imperial Presidency Little Anthony The Imperials, American doo-wop vocal group Imperial Presidency, describes the ... Age of Empires Imperial, a song by Primal Scream The Imperial (album), a Flipmode Squad album ...
Imperial China
... Imperial China (also called the Empire of China or the Chinese Empire) may refer to the history of China from 221 BC to AD 1912, or to the government of China in that period ... See Imperial era of Chinese history Early Imperial China Mid-Imperial China Late Imperial China Empire of China (1915–1916), the short-lived dynasty proclaimed ...
Crown Jewels - South America - Brazil
... The Imperial Crown of Brazil alongside with other regalia and mementos of the Brazilian Empire are kept at the Imperial Museum of Brazil (Museu Imperial) in the former palace of Brazilian emperor Pedro II, in PetrĂ³polis ...
Imperial Circle
... An Imperial Circle (Latin Circulus imperii, plural Circuli imperii German Reichskreis, plural Reichskreise) comprised a regional grouping of territories of the Holy Roman Empire, primarily for the purpose of ... member of the Circle Diet would hold membership of the Imperial Diet as well ...
Crown Jewels - Europe - Austria
... und Kleinodien) are kept at the Schatzkammer (Vienna), the Imperial Treasury located in the Hofburg Palace ... They are a collection of imperial regalia and jewels dating from the 10th century to the 19th ... They consist of the 10th Century Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire as well as the associated Orb, Cross, and Holy Lance, the Imperial Crown, the Imperial Orb and the ...

More definitions of "imperial":

  • (adj): Befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress.
    Example: "Imperial palace"
  • (adj): Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
    Example: "Golden age of imperial splendor"
    Synonyms: majestic, purple, regal, royal
  • (adj): Relating to or associated with an empire.
    Example: "Imperial colony"; "the imperial gallon was standardized legally throughout the British Empire"
  • (noun): A piece of luggage carried on top of a coach.

Famous quotes containing the word imperial:

    All the terrors of the French Republic, which held Austria in awe, were unable to command her diplomacy. But Napoleon sent to Vienna M. de Narbonne, one of the old noblesse, with the morals, manners, and name of that interest, saying, that it was indispensable to send to the old aristocracy of Europe men of the same connection, which, in fact, constitutes a sort of free- masonry. M. de Narbonne, in less than a fortnight, penetrated all the secrets of the imperial cabinet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    The imperial multiplicatornothing can nonplus:
    My mother Nature is the origin of it all.
    George Barker (b. 1913)