Peeress
Peeress Peer"ess, n. The wife of a peer; a woman ennobled in her own right, or by right of marriage. [1913 Webster]

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  • peeress — ► NOUN 1) a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right. 2) the wife or widow of a peer …   English terms dictionary

  • peeress — [pir′is] n. 1. the wife or widow of a peer 2. a woman having the rank of peer in her own right …   English World dictionary

  • peeress — UK [ˈpɪəres] / US [ˌpɪərˈes] noun [countable] Word forms peeress : singular peeress plural peeresses 1) a woman who is from a high social class in the UK and has a title such as Lady 2) the wife of a peer …   English dictionary

  • peeress — peer, peeress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. equal; nobleman, noblewoman; lord, lady; match. See equality, nobility. v. i. squint, stare, peep, pry; gaze, scrutinize. See vision …   English dictionary for students

  • Peeress — Pee|ress [ pi:rɛs, auch piəris] die; , es [...sis, auch ...siz] <aus gleichbed. engl. peeress> Gemahlin eines Peers …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • peeress — [[t]pɪ͟əres[/t]] peeresses N COUNT In Britain, a peeress is a female peer or a peer s wife …   English dictionary

  • peeress — noun Date: 1689 1. the wife or widow of a peer 2. a woman who holds in her own right the rank of a peer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peeress — /pear is/, n. 1. the wife or widow of a peer. 2. a woman having in her own right the rank of a peer. [1680 90; PEER1 + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • peeress — noun a) A noblewoman married to a peer b) A woman holding a noble title in her own right …   Wiktionary

  • Peeress — Pee|ress [ pi:rɛs , auch: pɪərɪs], die; , es […rɛsɪs, auch: …rɪsɪz]: Frau eines Peers. * * * Pee|ress [ pi:rɛs, auch: pɪərɪs], die; , es [...rɛsɪs, auch: ...rɪsɪz]: Frau eines Peers …   Universal-Lexikon

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