a woman who prophesies future events.

Origin of seeress

First recorded in 1835–45; seer1 + -ess

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seeress

Historical Examples of seeress

  • I wasn't in any mood to get married, and least of all to a seeress.


    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Here, then, we behold a new phase of Circe, that of the seeress into the Beyond.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

  • This fact was not, however, within the knowledge of the seeress.

  • But this I, the seeress, do know right well, for it was revealed to me in a dream.


    Andrew Lang

  • "Tell me something of the past," said Phil, with a view of testing the knowledge of the seeress.

    The Errand Boy

    Horatio Alger