Empress meaning

ĕmprĭs
The woman ruler of an empire.
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The wife of an emperor.
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The definition of an empress is the wife of an emperor, or a woman ruler of an empire.

An example of an empress is the Empress Dowager Cixi, wife to China's last emperor, Pu Yi.

An example of an empress was the Empress Suiko of Japan.

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A woman ruler of an empire.
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A woman with great power or influence.

The empress of his heart.

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The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
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The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler (e.g. Persian shah).
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Alternative form of impress.
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The wife or widow of an emperor.
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Origin of empress

  • Middle English emperesse from Old French feminine of empereor emperor emperor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English emperice, emperesse, from Anglo-Norman and Old French emperiz, emperesse, from Latin imperatrix.

    From Wiktionary