proprietress


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pro·pri·e·tress

 (prə-prī′ĭ-trĭs)
n.
1. A woman who has legal title to something; an owner.
2. A woman who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment. See Usage Note at -ess.

pro•pri•e•tress

(prəˈpraɪ ɪ trɪs)

n.
1. a woman who owns a business establishment.
2. a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.
[1685–95]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprietress - a woman proprietor
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
Translations

proprietress

[prəˈpraɪətrɪs] N [of shop, hotel etc] → dueña f

proprietress

n (of pub, hotel)Inhaberin f; (of newspaper)Besitzerin f
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Snagsby and the proprietress of the house--a drunken face tied up in a black bundle, and flaring out of a heap of rags on the floor of a dog- hutch which is her private apartment--leads to the establishment of this conclusion.
Johnson, the proprietress, had a sad story to tell of lost opportunity.
He had a thick ledger lying open before him, and with the fingers of his right hand inserted between the leaves, and his eyes fixed on a very fat old lady in a mob-cap--evidently the proprietress of the establishment--who was airing herself at the fire, seemed to be only waiting her directions to refer to some entries contained within its rusty clasps.
Crutched Friars, and the magnificent proprietress of the Pineries, Fulham, who gave summer dejeuners frequented by Dukes and Earls, and drove about the parish with magnificent yellow liveries and bay horses, such as the royal stables at Kensington themselves could not turn out--I say had she been Mrs.
To whom Mrs Veneering incoherently communicates, how that Veneering has been offered Pocket-Breaches; how that it is the time for rallying round; how that Veneering has said 'We must work'; how that she is here, as a wife and mother, to entreat Lady Tippins to work; how that the carriage is at Lady Tippins's disposal for purposes of work; how that she, proprietress of said bran new elegant equipage, will return home on foot--on bleeding feet if need be--to work (not specifying how), until she drops by the side of baby's crib.
One half of it--that moiety in which the comfortable proprietress was then seated--was carpeted, and so partitioned off at the further end as to accommodate a sleeping-place, constructed after the fashion of a berth on board ship, which was shaded, like the little windows, with fair white curtains, and looked comfortable enough, though by what kind of gymnastic exercise the lady of the caravan ever contrived to get into it, was an unfathomable mystery.
It will outline how traditional products can help preserve the skin's youth and vitality without the need to spend too much on expensive cosmetic procedures," says Joan Okorodudu, proprietress at Lagos Ageless Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria.
Journalist and Proprietress of The Smallest House In Great Britain, Conwy.
But Berkoff is humorous too, particularly when relating his cantankerous run-ins with a BBC commissioning editor and uppity coffee house proprietress, but he speaks warmly of his East End childhood and, more surprisingly, of his old Hollywood co-star Sylvester Stallone.
The film is released in UK cinemas on September 5 and sees Dame Helen Mirren as the icy proprietress of a Michelin-starred classical French eatery in a quaint village in the south of France.
There, the family open a small Indian restaurant to the complete displeasure of local ice-queen Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), who also just happens to be the proprietress of the French restaurant across the street.
Steenburgen will play an alluring motel proprietress named Jeannie who tempts Bryson (Redford) when he and Katz (Nolte) stop into her establishment for the night.