Related to an empire, emperor, or empress. (adjective)
Relating to the British imperial system of measurement. (adjective)
Very grand or fine. (adjective)
Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence. (adjective)
A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle. (noun)
A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches. (noun)
Examples of word imperial
"_Item_ -- They shall tell him about a meeting between the imperial and ducal ambassadors, at which meeting there was some talk of making a kingdom out of certain lands of Monseigneur and joining these to an _imperial_ vicariate of all the lands and principalities lying along the Rhine."
The relation of England to her free colonies is not in the proper sense of the term imperial, while her relation to such dependencies as Gibraltar and Malta is military alone.
Vietnam has fought off five of what it calls imperial intrusions over the centuries — the Mongols, Han Chinese, French, Americans and modern Chinese — thanks to its incredible discipline and self-sacrifice.
Nevertheless, the statement admitted that his condition was serious, but that because of the -- what it called the imperial plans of the United States, the details of his condition had to be guarded as a state secret.
And I wanted to get your reaction this morning to a piece that ran in the "Washington Post," where they talked about George Bush basically restoring what they call the imperial presidency.