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duch·ess

 (dŭch′ĭs)
n.
1. The wife or widow of a duke.
2. A woman holding title to a duchy in her own right.
3. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

[Middle English duchesse, from Old French, from Medieval Latin ducissa, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.]

duchess

(ˈdʌtʃɪs)
n
1. the wife or widow of a duke
2. a woman who holds the rank of duke in her own right
vb (tr)
informal Austral to overwhelm with flattering attention
[C14: from Old French duchesse, feminine of duc duke]

duch•ess

(ˈdʌtʃ ɪs)

n.
1. the wife or widow of a duke.
2. a woman who holds the rank of a duke in her own right.
[1300–50; Middle English duchesse < Anglo-French, Old French, feminine derivative of duc duke]
usage: See -ess.

duchess


Past participle: duchessed
Gerund: duchessing

Imperative
duchess
duchess
Present
I duchess
you duchess
he/she/it duchesses
we duchess
you duchess
they duchess
Preterite
I duchessed
you duchessed
he/she/it duchessed
we duchessed
you duchessed
they duchessed
Present Continuous
I am duchessing
you are duchessing
he/she/it is duchessing
we are duchessing
you are duchessing
they are duchessing
Present Perfect
I have duchessed
you have duchessed
he/she/it has duchessed
we have duchessed
you have duchessed
they have duchessed
Past Continuous
I was duchessing
you were duchessing
he/she/it was duchessing
we were duchessing
you were duchessing
they were duchessing
Past Perfect
I had duchessed
you had duchessed
he/she/it had duchessed
we had duchessed
you had duchessed
they had duchessed
Future
I will duchess
you will duchess
he/she/it will duchess
we will duchess
you will duchess
they will duchess
Future Perfect
I will have duchessed
you will have duchessed
he/she/it will have duchessed
we will have duchessed
you will have duchessed
they will have duchessed
Future Continuous
I will be duchessing
you will be duchessing
he/she/it will be duchessing
we will be duchessing
you will be duchessing
they will be duchessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been duchessing
you have been duchessing
he/she/it has been duchessing
we have been duchessing
you have been duchessing
they have been duchessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been duchessing
you will have been duchessing
he/she/it will have been duchessing
we will have been duchessing
you will have been duchessing
they will have been duchessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been duchessing
you had been duchessing
he/she/it had been duchessing
we had been duchessing
you had been duchessing
they had been duchessing
Conditional
I would duchess
you would duchess
he/she/it would duchess
we would duchess
you would duchess
they would duchess
Past Conditional
I would have duchessed
you would have duchessed
he/she/it would have duchessed
we would have duchessed
you would have duchessed
they would have duchessed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duchess - the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own rightduchess - the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
grand duchess - the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
Translations
دوقَهسَيِّدَه في مَنْزِلَةِ الدّوقَه
vévodkyně
hertuginde
herttuatar
hercegnéhercegnő
hertogafrúhertogaynja
hercogienė
hercogiene
vojvodkyňa
vojvodinja
hertiginna
düşes

duchess

[ˈdʌtʃɪs] Nduquesa f

duchess

[ˈdʌtʃɪs] nduchesse f

duchess

nHerzogin f

duchess

[ˈdʌtʃɪs] nduchessa

duchess

(ˈdatʃis) noun
1. the wife of a duke.
2. a woman of the same rank as a duke.
References in classic literature ?
The hum- blest hello-girl along ten thousand miles of wire could teach gentleness, patience, modesty, manners, to the highest duchess in Arthur's land.
Last came the Empress of Germany and the Grand Duchess of Baden in a closed carriage; these passed through the low-bowing groups of servants and disappeared in the hotel, exhibiting to us only the backs of their heads, and then the show was over.
Well, sir, we've got a young relation of hers here, under articles to us, that has as elegant a taste in the dress-making business - I assure you I don't believe there's a Duchess in England can touch her.
Besides, the cook has always been a very nice respectful woman, and said in the most natural manner when she came to look after the situation, that she felt I was born to be a Duchess.
I hope the Golden Girl will not turn out to be a duchess.
Opposite was the Duchess of Harley, a lady of admirable good-nature and good temper, much liked by every one who knew her, and of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness.
After the famous gala night, she sang once at the Duchess de Zurich's; but this was the last occasion on which she was heard in private.
ONCE upon a time there was a Pussy-cat called Ribby, who invited a little dog called Duchess to tea.
Tell me, brother squire," asked the duchess (whose title, however, is not known), "this master of yours, is he not one of whom there is a history extant in print, called 'The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha,' who has for the lady of his heart a certain Dulcinea del Toboso?
He entered the hotel and ascended the front steps, and addressing a footman who waited there in a grand livery, asked if the Duchess de Chevreuse was visible and if she could receive the Comte de la Fere?
Newman called upon the comical duchess and found her at home.
After this the Empress went and talked sociably (for an Empress) with various ladies around the circle; several gentlemen entered into a disjointed general conversation with the Emperor; the Dukes and Princes, Admirals and Maids of Honor dropped into free-and-easy chat with first one and then another of our party, and whoever chose stepped forward and spoke with the modest little Grand Duchess Marie, the Czar's daughter.