This page has two definitions of Roman Empire in English. Roman Empire is a proper noun. Also define these 15 related words and terms: empire, Roman Republic, Byzantine Empire, encompass, territories, stretch, Britain, Germany, Spain, North Africa, Persian Gulf, Western Roman Empire, Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire, and Holy Roman Empire.
- (historical) The empire which succeeded the Roman Republic and existed between 27 B.C.E. and 476 C.E. in the west (and until 1453 C.E. in the east; see Byzantine Empire), encompassing territories stretching from Britain and Germany to Spain, North Africa and the Persian Gulf. [from 15th c.]
- Coordinate terms: Roman Kingdom; Roman Republic; Western Roman Empire; Byzantine Empire (Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire)
Territories definitionplural of
Britain definition(1 of 8 Britain definitions)
Spain definition(1 of 3 Spain definitions)
North Africa definition(1 of 3 North Africa definitions)
Western Roman Empire definitionThe western provinces of the Roman Empire when they were administered by a separate independent Imperial court, especially the period from 395 to 476.
Eastern Roman Empire definitionThe eastern provinces of the Roman Empire when they were administered by a separate independent Imperial court, especially the period from 395 to 476.
- (historical, now rare) The Holy Roman Empire. [from 16th c.]
Holy Roman Empire definition(1 of 2 Holy Roman Empire definitions)