grand duchess
noun Date: circa 1757 1. a woman who rules a grand duchy in her own right 2. the wife or widow of a grand duke

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • grand duchess — n. 1. the wife or widow of a grand duke 2. a woman who has the rank of a grand duke and rules a grand duchy 3. in czarist Russia, a royal princess …   English World dictionary

  • grand duchess — grand′ duch′ess n. 1) gov the wife or widow of a grand duke 2) gov a woman who governs a grand duchy in her own right …   From formal English to slang

  • grand duchess — noun the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right • Hypernyms: ↑duchess …   Useful english dictionary

  • grand duchess — noun a) The wife or widow of a grand duke. b) (incorrectly) sometimes applied to render a grand princes female spouse See Also: grandducal, grand duchy, grand princess, archduchess …   Wiktionary

  • grand duchess — 1. the wife or widow of a grand duke. 2. a woman who governs a grand duchy in her own right. 3. a daughter of a czar or of a czar s son. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • grand duchess — noun 1》 the wife or widow of a grand duke. 2》 a woman holding the rank of grand duke in her own right …   English new terms dictionary

  • grand duchess — /græn ˈdʌtʃəs/ (say gran duchuhs) noun 1. the wife or widow of a grand duke. 2. a woman who rules a grand duchy in her own right. 3. a daughter of a tsar or of a tsar s son …   Australian English dictionary

  • Grand Duchess Maria of Russia — may refer to: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786–1859), daughter of Paul I of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1799–1800), daughter of Alexander I of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819–1876),… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Duchess Maria — may refer to:* Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853 1920), Companion of the Order of the Crown of India * Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899 1918), Eastern Orthodox saint * Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia — (24 June 1825 10 August 1844) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, and his wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia. She was the namesake of her paternal aunt, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, but in the family she was… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”