- IPA: /ɪmˈpɪ.ɹi.əl/
- Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
- c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
- the imperial diadem of Rome
- Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
- Very grand or fine.
- Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.
- (humorous) in old money
- French: impérial
- German: kaiserlich
- Italian: imperiale
- Portuguese: imperial
- Russian: импе́рский
- Spanish: imperial
- French: royal
- Russian: великоле́пный
- French: impérial
- Russian: ца́рский
- A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
- (paper, printing) A writing paper size measuring 30 × 22 inches, or printing paper measuring 32 × 22 inches.
- (card games, uncountable) A card game differing from piquet in some minor details, and in having a trump.
- (card games, countable) Any of several combinations of cards which score in this game.
- A crown imperial.
- Is all too fettered for the poet's powers,
- Compelled to crowd his flush and airy flowers
- Like pots of tall imperials, ill at ease.
- A tuft of hair on the lower lip (so called from its use by Napoleon III).
- Synonyms: royal
- A kind of dome, as in Moorish buildings.
- (historical) An outside seat on a diligence.
- (countable, uncountable) A variety of green tea.
imperial (not comparable)
- (history) Synonym of Imperial Japanese
- A city in California
- A city/county seat in Chase County, Nebraska.
- A town in Saskatchewan, Canada
- Imperial College London.
- A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.
- A census-designated place in Texas.
- An unincorporated community in Virginia
- An unincorporated community in West Virginia
imperial (plural imperials)