- a female ruler of an empire.
- the consort of an emperor.
Origin of empress
Examples from the Web for empress
Contemporary Examples of empress
If you want Cinderella to become the empress of the world...The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced
March 16, 2014
The Empress added a special clause for land-owning farmers, who were allowed to distill up to three hundred liters.What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps
January 25, 2014
He quickly made a name for himself among the French aristocracy; among his patrons was Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.Cartier Retrospective Looks Back at 100 Years of Creating Bling for the Stars
December 10, 2013
With Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland, Stuart does more than celebrate and bear witness.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’
November 28, 2012
Dakota Fanning, playing the Volturi empress Jane, is reduced to pacing and giving death stares out of Mean Girls.Why ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2’ Jumps the Shark
November 16, 2012
Historical Examples of empress
Or I will be Empress of beautiful women, if that is his pleasure, and give him all an Empress's love.The Bacillus of Beauty
It was all in vain, he confesses; he could not alter the convictions of the Empress.
The Marshal answered that he desired him to repair to the Empress.
He offered his arm to the Queen of Holland, but she looked at the Empress, who had not yet risen.My Double Life
My dear empress, I have the honour to kiss your powerful hands.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
- the wife or widow of an emperor
- a woman who holds the rank of emperor in her own right
- a woman of great power and influence
Word Origin for empress
Word Origin and History for empress
mid-12c., emperice, from Old French emperesse, fem. of emperere (see emperor). Queen Victoria in 1876 became one as "Empress of India."