What does the word governess mean?

Usage examples for governess

  1. Aided by these minute directions, Gertrude at length caught a glimpse of the faint object, and soon succeeded in giving the true direction to the look of her governess also. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. There was a good big room for Rea's bedroom, and a small room opening out of it, for her sitting- room; beyond this another room in which her nurse could sleep, while she needed one, and after she grew older, the governess who must come to teach her; and after she did not need any governess, the room would be a pleasant thing to have for her young friends who came to visit her. – The Hunter Cats of Connorloa by Helen Jackson
  3. She had loved 'The Moorings' best as it was a year ago, a little 'homey' school, where the classes had been like working with a private governess. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil