Part of speech: noun

A woman who rules an empire; the wife or widow of an emperor.

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Usage examples "empress":

  1. To me that consciousness was a far greater source of happiness than would have been the knowledge that I was an empress, or the wife of a millionaire, envied by the whole world. - "An Ambitious Man", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
  2. Stand aside; Caesar and the Empress are coming." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. The empress, accompanied by the visiting fleet, returned on November 22nd, and reached the Mediterranean on the 23rd. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.