What does the word hostess mean?

Usage examples for hostess

  1. His hostess studied him carefully. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. My father- in- law, who was the person highest in rank, sat on the left of the hostess. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  3. I am the hostess! – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott