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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 ?
ONCE upon a time there was a Pussy-cat called Ribby, who invited a little dog called Duchess to tea.
Come in good time, my dear Duchess," said Ribby's letter, "and we will have something so very nice.
In the middle was the Duchess of Devenham, erect, stately, and with a figure which was still irreproachable notwithstanding her white hair.
To dine at half-past seven," the Duchess remarked, as she looked around the ENTRESOL of the great restaurant through her lorgnettes, "is certainly a little trying for one's temper and for one's digestion, but so long as those men accepted, I certainly think they ought to have been here.
Enter the DUCHESS OF BERWICK and LADY AGATHA CARLISLE C.
Oh, you mustn't think it is going to be a ball, Duchess.
A week later Dorian Gray was sitting in the conservatory at Selby Royal, talking to the pretty Duchess of Monmouth, who with her husband, a jaded-looking man of sixty, was amongst his guests.
But I don't want to be rechristened, Harry," rejoined the duchess, looking up at him with her wonderful eyes.
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?
The door led right into a large kitchen, which was full of smoke from one end to the other: the Duchess was sitting on a three-legged stool in the middle, nursing a baby; the cook was leaning over the fire, stirring a large cauldron which seemed to be full of soup.
The Duchess, who wore gold-rimmed spectacles, and was a person of weight in the councils of the Primrose League, went calmly on with her knitting.
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?