empressnoun [ C ]uk /ˈem.prəs/ us /ˈem.prəs/
- Queen Victoria was Empress of India as well as Queen of Great Britain.
- We visited the tomb of Zhu Yijun and his two empresses.
- Empress Josephine's marriage to Napoleon was dissolved in 1809.
- She looked extremely grand and untouchable, like an empress, sitting in that coach.
- This collection of jewels once belonged to a Russian empress, Catherine the Great.
Examples from literature
- The leader was called an emperor or an empress.
- But when Napoleon was near the door, he turned round and walked hastily toward the empress.
- By an edict of the empress, no crime whatsoever can be punished with death.
- For many hours the empress, like her imperial predecessor Marie Louise, was dangerously ill.
- The empress treated him with distinction because she had thoughts of making him her agent at Venice.
- When they were playing in the garden, the empress watched them from her window with great delight.