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empress

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noun em·press \ˈem-prəs\

Simple Definition of empress

  • : the wife or widow of an emperor

  • : a woman who rules an empire

Full Definition of empress

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of an emperor

  2. 2 :  a woman who is the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire

Examples of empress

  1. the Emperor and Empress of Japan

  2. Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia.



Origin of empress

Middle English emperice, from Anglo-French, feminine of emperur emperor


First Known Use: 12th century


EMPRESS Defined for Kids

empress

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noun em·press \ˈem-prəs\

Definition of empress

  1. 1 :  a woman who rules an empire

  2. 2 :  the wife of an emperor





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