Arbitress Ar"bi*tress, n. [From {Arbiter}.] A female arbiter; an arbitratrix. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • arbitress — [är′bə tris] n. a woman arbiter: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • arbitress — /ahr bi tris/, n. a woman who is an arbiter. [1300 50; ME < MF arbitresse, equiv. to arbitre ARBIT(E)R + esse ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • arbitress — noun A female arbiter …   Wiktionary

  • arbitress — n. female arbitrator, woman chosen to settle a dispute between two parties ar·bi·tra·tor || ɑːbɪtreɪtÉ™ n. judge; mediator, one chosen to settle a dispute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arbitress — noun archaic a female arbiter …   English new terms dictionary

  • arbitress — ar·bi·tress …   English syllables

  • arbitress — /ˈabətrəs/ (say ahbuhtruhs) noun a female arbiter …   Australian English dictionary

  • arbitress — ˈärbə.trə̇s, ˈȧb noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English arbitres, from Middle French arbitresse, feminine of arbitre judge more at arbiter : a female arbiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • arbitress see ARBITER. — arblast var. of ARBALEST …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overhead — O ver*head , adv. Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith. [1913 Webster] While overhead the moon Sits arbitress. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Also used adjectively; as, an overhead …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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