Translation of imperial in Spanish:


imperial, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪmˈpɪərɪəl//ɪmˈpɪriəl/


  • 1also Imperial

    (of empire)
    del imperio
    • The men had all been involved in court cases after refusing to post the weights of their produce in metric as well as imperial measurements.
    • Much was lost in the 8th and 9th centuries as both the Saracens and the Byzantines took advantage of imperial and papal weakness.
    • In origin, the warlords were mostly former soldiers of the imperial and republican armies, bandits, or local officials.
    • The warning came after undercover officers bought a bunch of grapes from him in imperial weight.
    • I didn't convert the reference to metric because it loses its impact and anyway, I'm old enough to be still working in imperial weights and measures.
    • I do not call it imperial because Australia and New Zealand were then dominions.
    • Spain also had great imperial ambitions from the sixteenth century but a limited supply of suitable forest.
    • But he never explains that imperial take-off followed the creation of the United Kingdom state.
    • These systems seem over-complicated when compared to one of the simplest of all, the decimal system, yet we resist any efforts to change from imperial measurements to metric.
    • He has won four world titles and holds the world record over the 1,500 and its imperial equivalent, the mile.
    • The defining characteristic of the British Empire was competition, both military and economic, with rival imperial powers.
    • To the relief of many - although not the younger generation schooled in metric measures - imperial weights look set to be saved.
    • In the Roman imperial period, even emperors practised the arts of painting and sculpture.
    • The two imperial allies soon began to suspect one another, and the great offensive fell apart.
    • We are, de facto, the world empire, the world imperial authority.
    • By 1900 it had slipped to fourth place, overtaken by its imperial and European rivals, Britain and Germany.
    • Will we, or our imperial president, choose empire or will we re-discover ourselves and return to the historic principles of non-intervention?
    • Provided that the barbarians remained amenable, any of these arrangements might suit the gentry better than direct imperial rule.
    • Whether traders in this country choose to sell in imperial or metric units should be a matter between them and their customers.
    • In my opinion, to demand and accept an election under the protection of an occupying imperial army could only lead to further collaboration.
    • Russian conquests in Asia were certainly no less brutal than those of any other expanding imperial power.
    • Yet traders can be fined for selling goods in imperial weights.
    • And therefore little has changed regarding the urgency of transcending imperial and neo-colonial domination.
    • In the imperial system, 36 inches are 1 yard and 1760 yards are 1 mile.
    • Within each heading both imperial and metric units are defined.
    • The Russian imperial throne was the first monarchical casualty of the most catastrophic conflict to date in European history, the First World War.
    • How much honey, in imperial pounds, will we get?
    • Rome was already competing with Constantinople as imperial capital of the Christian world.
    • And as they did in the imperial era, the lonely men of the remote hinterland clamour for a wife with potentially profound consequences for the entire nation.
    • The Metric Martyr Defence Fund added that any political party that supported moves to abolish the imperial system ‘would get a pounding’.
    • Long after it became illegal to sell in anything but metric weights, Delia still includes imperial measures in her recipes.
    • The process was comparable to the way Byzantine imperial power dismantled Roman lineage rights.
    • Mind you, we are staunchly imperial on volume: pints of beer, gallons of petrol, and who the heck knows what a hectolitre is?
    • The imperial system is cumbersome, difficult and the only thing in its favour is that we know it.
    • Stone is an arcane imperial measurement that has somehow weathered the tests of time in Ireland and the UK, especially in regard to the weight of people.
    • But being a mere male who doesn't cook turkeys every week, and who was brought up using imperial weight measurements, I trusted in the packaging instructions.
    • The metric system and the imperial system symbolize beautifully the conflict between the European and the Anglo-Saxon method of thought.
    • Today, if you are a grocer, you will lose your shirt simply for weighing produce in the old imperial system.
    • Is it just a matter of making amends for the damage we did earlier as imperial powers?
    • Many weight standards appear to have been used well into Medieval times, but the new find suggests an imperial ounce was adopted in the English world, away from the Viking Danelaw of eastern England.
  • 2literary

    (bearing/pomp) majestuoso
    (bearing/pomp) señorial
    • The bedroom reflects Dalí's most extravagant tendencies, as illustrated by the imposing imperial style of the beds.
    • Fundamentalists may thus act in an imperial or aggressive or violent manner.
    • The most imperial of tiger shooting governor-generals is thus refashioned into a cuddly environmentalist.
    • It is also famous for being one of Europe's grandest imperial cities.
    • I faced the dark form beside me and used my best imperial voice.
  • 3also Imperial

    del antiguo sistema británico