American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The woman ruler of an empire.
- n. The wife or widow of an emperor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who rules over an empire; a woman invested with imperial power or sovereignty.
- n. The wife or the widow of an emperor: in the latter case called specifically empress dowager.
- n. The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
- n. The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler (e.g. Persian shah).
- v. Alternative form of impress.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The consort of an emperor.
- n. A female sovereign.
- n. A sovereign mistress.
- n. a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor
- emperor + -ess (Wiktionary)
- Middle English emperesse, from Old French, feminine of empereor, emperor; see emperor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(Soundbite of laughter) SIMON: ... who put this in - empress of the universe?”
“All the same I hope the little empress is on the mend soon.”
“Donatra, under the title of empress, had declared the worlds her forces held to be their own sovereign nation, dubbed the Imperial Romulan State.”
“If the empress is surrounded by negative cards in a reading, it could signify the negative side of motherhood: over-protectiveness, smothering, and refusal to let go.”
“** The legend says of this child that its birth was artificially delayed until the return of the empress from the Korean expedition, but the fact seems to be that the Emperor died at the end of June and the Empress 'accouchement took place in the following April.”
“The empress is a lonely old woman, and she wants Anastasia back.”
“When John Quincy went there as a teenager, the empress was the elderly Catherine the Great.”
“He thinks we're living in heaven, and the empress is the divine power.”
“The cabal proceeded to a sentence of deposition, which they sent to the city and to the emperor, to whom they also accused him of treason, for having called the empress Jezabel,”
“Theresa the politico-ecclesiastical policy known as "Josephinism" had its rise, though the empress was a pious woman and attended strictly to her religious duties.”
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