el imperio
-the empire
See the entry for imperio.

imperio

imperio(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (political organization)
a. empire
El imperio inca se caracterizó por un gran nivel de organización basado en el trabajo.The Inca empire was characterized by a high level of work-based organization.
2. (period)
a. empire
En la clase de historia estamos estudiando el imperio francés.We are studying the French empire in history class.
3. (territories)
a. empire
El imperio Romano se componía de un rico entramado de provincias.The Roman empire was composed of a rich network of provinces.
4. (dominance)
a. rule
La ciencia trajo consigo el imperio de la razón.Science brought with it the rule of reason.
5. (legal)
a. rule
La democracia se rige por el imperio de la ley.Democracy is governed by the rule of law.
6. (commercial organization)
a. empire
Pocos años bastaron a la diseñadora argentina para crear un imperio de la moda.Just a few years were enough for the Argentinian designer to create a fashion empire.
7. (arrogance)
a. haughtiness
"Dámelo", le dijo con gran imperio, y ella lo obedeció."Give it to me", he told her with great haughtiness, and she obeyed him.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
8. (French style)
a. empire
Ayer subastaron una silla estilo imperio.An empire style chair was auctioned off yesterday.
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imperio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (territorio)
a. empire
2. (dominio)
a. rule
el imperio de la leythe rule of law
valer un imperioto be worth a fortune
3. (mandato)
a. emperorship
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imperio
1 (Política) empire
Imperio Español Spanish Empire
vale un imperio
vale siete imperios
it's worth a fortune
2 (autoridad) rule
el imperio de la ley the rule of law
3 (orgullo) haughtiness; pride
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