(Em"per*or*ship), n. The rank or office of an emperor.
(Em"per*y) n. [L. imperium, influenced by OF. emperie, empire. See Empire.] Empire; sovereignty; dominion.
Struggling for my woman's empery.Mrs. Browning.
(Em"pha*sis) n.; pl. Emphases (- sez). [L., fr. Gr. 'e`mfasis significance, force of expression,
fr. 'emfai`nein to show in, indicate; 'en in + fai`nein to show. See In, and Phase.]
1. (Rhet.) A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or
more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
The province of emphasis is so much more important than accent, that the customary seat of the latter
is changed, when the claims of emphasis require it.E. Porter.
2. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as,
to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.
External objects stand before us . . . in all the life and emphasis of extension, figure, and color.Sir W.
(Em"pha*size) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emphasized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emphasizing ] To utter
or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
(Em*phat"ic Em*phat"ic*al) a. [Gr. : cf. F. emphatique. See Emphasis.]
1. Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving
of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in an emphatic manner; an emphatic
word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.
2. Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible. "Emphatical colors." Boyle. "Emphatical
evils." Bp. Reynolds.
Syn. Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant.
1. With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preëminently.
He was indeed emphatically a popular writer.Macaulay.
2. Not really, but apparently. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Em*phat"ic*al*ness), n. The quality of being emphatic; emphasis.
(Em*phrac"tic) a. [Gr. obstructing, fr. to block up.] (Med.) Having the quality of closing
the pores of the skin.
(Em*phren"sy) v. t. To madden. [Obs.]
Emphysema of the lungs, Pulmonary emphysema (Med.), a common disease of the lungs in which
the air cells are distended and their partition walls ruptured by an abnormal pressure of the air contained
(||Em`phy*se"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. inflation, fr. to inflate; in + to blow: cf. F. emphysème.]
(Med.) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.