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may·or·ess

 (mā′ər-ĭs, mâr′ĭs)
n.
1. A woman serving as the head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation. See Usage Note at -ess.
2. The wife of a mayor.

mayoress

(ˈmɛərɪs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit the wife of a mayor
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a female mayor

may•or•ess

(ˈmeɪ ər ɪs, ˈmɛər ɪs)

n.
1. a woman who is the chief executive of a municipality.
2. a mayor's wife.
[1400–50]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mayoress - the wife of a mayor
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.mayoress - a woman mayormayoress - a woman mayor        
city manager, mayor - the head of a city government
Translations
رَئيسَة البَلَدِيَّهزوجَة رئيس البلديَّه
manželka starostystarostka
borgmesterborgmesterfrue
gradonačelnica
polgármesterné
borgar-/bæjarstÿraeiginkona borgar-/bæjarstjóra
manželka starostustarostka
županja
bayan belediye reisibelediye reisinin eşi

mayoress

[ˈmɛəres] (Brit) N (= lady mayor, wife of mayor) → alcaldesa f, intendente f (S. Cone, Mex), regente f (Mex)

mayoress

[ˌmɛərˈɛs] n
(= female mayor) → mairesse f, maire f
(= mayor's wife) → mairesse f, épouse f du maire

mayoress

nFrau fBürgermeister; (= lady mayor)Bürgermeisterin f

mayoress

[ˈmɛərɛs] n (wife) → moglie f del sindaco; (holding office) → sindaco (donna)

mayor

(meə) , ((American) ˈmeiər) noun
(especially in England, Ireland and the United States) the chief public official of a city, town or borough.
ˈmayoress noun
1. a mayor's wife. The mayor and mayoress attended the dinner.
2. a female mayor. She has just been elected mayoress.
lord mayor
in Britain the mayor of some capital and other cities. The Lord Mayor of London.
References in classic literature ?
Mayoress and her two daughters to the house to see my old nurse, and to see her school and the children.
Mayoress did not stop there, but giving me my work again, she put her hand in her pocket, gave me a shilling, and bid me mind my work, and learn to work well, and I might be a gentlewoman for aught she knew.
Mayoress, and all the rest of them did not understand me at all, for they meant one sort of thing by the word gentlewoman, and I meant quite another; for alas!
Mayoress was gone, her two daughters came in, and they called for the gentlewoman too, and they talked a long while to me, and I answered them in my innocent way; but always, if they asked me whether I resolved to be a gentlewoman, I answered Yes.
I was no sooner carried away, as I have said, by this good gentlewoman, but the first lady, that is to say, the Mayoress that was, sent her two daughters to take care of me; and another family which had taken notice of me when I was the little gentlewoman, and had given me work to do, sent for me after her, so that I was mightily made of, as we say; nay, and they were not a little angry, especially madam the Mayoress, that her friend had taken me away from her, as she called it; for, as she said, I was hers by right, she having been the first that took any notice of me.
The delight of the Nobility and Gentry shorn of a bonnet which a Lady Mayoress might have sighed to wear, and arrayed in a white sheet as a spectacle of mortification and humility!
Bushra Bi, who is lady mayoress and consort to her father Mohammed Azim, criticised Conservative councillor Deirdre Alden (Edgbaston) over "unprofessional" comments she made in the wake of a what Cllr Alden described as a "shambolic" full council meeting last month.
A FORMER Mayoress and founder member of Tamworth charity Community Together CIC has died, aged 69.
The Mayor will attend hundreds of events over the coming 12 months with her Mayoress, sister Helen Johnson.
| For more information about the school visit www.liverpooltheatreschool.co.uk RNLI New Brighton recently welcomed the Mayor of Wirral councillor Geoffrey Watt and Mayoress Anne Watt, to their open day.
Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress Clr Jim and Carol Dodds at the summer fair at Longroyds and Pilling House care home in Skelmanthorpe KIRKLEES Mayor and Mayoress Clr Jim and Carol Dodds were guests of honour at the summer fair at Longroyds and Pilling House care home in Skelmanthorpe.
He addressed town councillors and members of the public for the first time in a ceremony on Friday night and thanked the previous Mayor and Mayoress for their hard work and support over the last two years.