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Webster 1913 Edition


Empress

Em′press

,
Noun.
[OE.
empress
,
emperice
, OF.
empereis
,
empereris
, fr. L.
imperatrix
, fem. of
imperator
. See
Emperor
.]
1.
The consort of an emperor.
Shak.
2.
A female sovereign.
3.
A sovereign mistress.
Empress of my soul.”
Shak.
Empress cloth
,
a cloth for ladies’ dresses, either wholly of wool, or with cotton warp and wool weft. It resembles merino, but is not twilled.

Webster 1828 Edition


Empress

EM'PRESS

,
Noun.
[Contracted from emperess. See Emperor.] The consort or spouse of an emperor.
1.
A female who governs an empire; a female invested with imperial power or sovereignty.

Definition 2022


Empress

Empress

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English

Proper noun

Empress

  1. A village in Alberta, Canada.

empress

empress

See also: Empress

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmpɹəs/

Noun

empress (plural empresses, masculine emperor)

  1. The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
  2. The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler (e.g. Persian shah).
  3. (rare) A female chimpanzee.
  4. A deciduous tree, Paulownia tomentosa
Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

empress (third-person singular simple present empresses, present participle empressing, simple past and past participle empressed)

  1. Alternative form of impress