Imperial green
Imperial Im*pe"ri*al, 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. [1913 Webster]

The last That wore the imperial diadem of Rome. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. ``The imperial democracy of Athens.'' --Mitford. [1913 Webster]

Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns With an imperial voice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free, These are imperial arts, and worthy thee. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line of battle. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Imperial bushel}, {gallon}, etc. See {Bushel}, {Gallon}, etc.

{Imperial chamber}, the, the sovereign court of the old German empire.

{Imperial city}, under the first German empire, a city having no head but the emperor.

{Imperial diet}, an assembly of all the states of the German empire.

{Imperial drill}. (Manuf.) See under 8th {Drill}.

{Imperial eagle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Eagle}.

{Imperial green}. See {Paris green}, under {Green}.

{Imperial guard}, the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.

{Imperial weights and measures}, the standards legalized by the British Parliament. [1913 Webster]


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  • imperial green — Green Green (gr[=e]n), n. 1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. [1913 Webster] 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperial green — noun 1. : paris green 2b 2. : emerald green …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Imperial — Im*pe ri*al, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial bushel — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial chamber — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial city — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial diet — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial drill — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imperial eagle — Imperial Im*pe ri*al, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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