Empress Em"press, n. [OE. empress, emperice, OF. empereis, empereris, fr. L. imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See {Emperor}.] 1. The consort of an emperor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A female sovereign. [1913 Webster]

3. A sovereign mistress. ``Empress of my soul.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Empress cloth}, a cloth for ladies' dresses, either wholly of wool, or with cotton warp and wool weft. It resembles merino, but is not twilled. [1913 Webster] ||

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