Em"press (?), n. [OE. empress, emperice, OF. empereis, empereris, fr. L. imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See Emperor.]

1.

The consort of an emperor.

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2.

A female sovereign.

3.

A sovereign mistress.

"Empress of my soul."

Shak.

Empress cloth, a cloth for ladies' dresses, either wholly of wool, or with cotton warp and wool weft. It resembles merino, but is not twilled.

 

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