(||Im*pen"nes) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. pref. im- not + penna feather.] (Zoöl.) An order of birds,
including only the penguins, in which the wings are without quills, and not suited for flight.
(Im*pen"nous) a. [L. pref. im- not + penna wing.] (Zoöl.) Having no wings, as some insects.
(Im*peo"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeopled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeopling ] [See Empeople.]
To people; to give a population to. [Obs.]
Thou hast helped to impeople hell.Beaumont.
(Im"pe*rant) a. [L. imperans, p. pr. of imperare to command.] Commanding. [R.] Baxter.
(Im"pe*rate) a. [L. imperatus, p. p. of imperare to command.] Done by express direction; not
involuntary; communded. [Obs.]
Those imperate acts, wherein we see the empire of the soul.Sir M. Hale.
(Im*per`a*ti"val) a. (Gram.) Of or pertaining to the imperative mood.
(Im*per"a*tive) a. [L. imperativus, fr. imperare to command; pref. im- in + parare to make
ready, prepare: cf. F. impératif. See Perade, and cf. Empire.]
1. Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as,
The suit of kings are imperative.Bp. Hall.
2. Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
3. (Gram.) Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
(Im*per"a*tive), n. (Gram.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
(Im*per"a*tive*ly), adv. In an imperative manner.
(||Im`pe*ra"tor) n. [L. See Emperor.] (Rom. Antiq.) A commander; a leader; an emperor;
originally an appellation of honor by which Roman soldiers saluted their general after an important victory.
Subsequently the title was conferred as a recognition of great military achievements by the senate, whence
it carried wiht it some special privileges. After the downfall of the Republic it was assumed by Augustus
and his successors, and came to have the meaning now attached to the word emperor.
(Im*per`a*to"ri*al) a. [L. imperatorius.]
1. Commanding; imperative; authoritative.
2. Of or pertaining to the title or office of imperator. "Imperatorial laurels." C. Merivale.
(Im*per`a*to"ri*an) a. Imperial. [R.] Gauden.
(Im*per"a*to*ry) a. Imperative. [R.]
(Im`per*ceiv"a*ble) a. Imperceptible. [R.] South. Im`per*ceiv"a*ble*ness, n. Sharp.
(Im`per*ceived") a. Not perceived. [Obs.]
(Im`per*cep`ti*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being imperceptible.