Found 2 items, similar to imperial.
English → English
n 1: a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III [syn: imperial beard
2: a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
adj 1: relating to or associated with an empire; “imperial colony”
“the imperial gallon was standardized legally
throughout the British Empire”
2: befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress; “imperial
3: belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; “golden age of
; “purple tyrant”
; “regal attire”
“treated with royal acclaim”
; “the royal carriage of a
English → English
, a. [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F.
imp['e]rial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command,
sovereignty, empire. See Empire
1. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an
imperial government; imperial authority or edict.
That wore the imperial diadem of Rome. --Shak.
2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one
who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. “The imperial
democracy of Athens.”
Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns
With an imperial voice. --Shak.
To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free,
These are imperial arts, and worthy thee. --Dryden.
He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line
of battle. --E. Everett.
3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial
paper; imperial tea, etc.
, etc. See Bushel
, the, the sovereign court of the old
, under the first German empire, a city having
no head but the emperor.
, an assembly of all the states of the German
. (Manuf.) See under 8th Drill
. (Zo["o]l.) See Eagle
. See Paris green
, under Green
, the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.
Imperial weights and measures
, the standards legalized by
the British Parliament.
, n. [F. imp['e]riale: cf. Sp. imperial.]
1. The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so
called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
2. An outside seat on a diligence. --T. Hughes.
3. A luggage case on the top of a coach. --Simmonds.
4. Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large
decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of
drawing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
5. A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight
6. A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or
other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
7. A game at cards differing from piquet in some minor
details, and in having a trump; also, any one of several
combinations of cards which score in this game.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]