What does empress mean?

empress meaning in General Dictionary

The consort of an emperor

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  • a female emperor or perhaps the wife of an emperor
  • The consort of an emperor.
  • A female sovereign.
  • A sovereign mistress.

empress meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-12c., emperice, from Old French emperesse, fem. of emperere (see emperor). Queen Victoria in 1876 became one as "Empress of India."


empress meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The consort of an emperor.

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  • (n.) A lady sovereign.
  • (letter.) A sovereign mistress.

Sentence Examples with the word empress

The greed of the three partitioning powers very nearly led to a rupture between Austria and Prussia; but the tact and statesmanship of the empress of Russia finally adjusted all difficulties.

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