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em·press

 (ĕm′prĭs)
n.
1. The female ruler of an empire.
2. The wife or widow of an emperor.

[Middle English emperesse, from Old French, feminine of empereor, emperor; see emperor.]

empress

(ˈɛmprɪs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of an emperor
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman who holds the rank of emperor in her own right
3. a woman of great power and influence
[C12: from Old French empereriz, from Latin imperātrix feminine of imperātor emperor]

em•press

(ˈɛm prɪs)

n.
1. a female ruler of an empire.
2. the consort of an emperor.
[1125–75; < Old French empereriz < Latin imperātrīcem, acc. of imperātrix, feminine of imperātor. See emperor, -trix]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empress - a woman emperor or the wife of an emperorempress - a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor
emperor - the male ruler of an empire

empress

noun ruler, queen, monarch, sovereign, lady, potentate, tsarina the title of Empress of India
Translations
císařovna
keisarinna
császárnécsászárnő
女帝皇后
imperatorėimperatorienė
împărăteasă
cesarica

empress

[ˈemprɪs] Nemperatriz f

empress

[ˈɛmprɪs] nimpératrice f

empress

nKaiserin f

empress

[ˈɛmprɪs] nimperatrice f
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