peeress

Definitions of peeress
  1. noun
    a woman of the peerage in Britain
    synonyms: Lady, noblewoman
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    Antonyms:
    Lord, noble, nobleman
    a titled peer of the realm
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    Duchess of Ferrara
    Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
    Lady Godiva
    according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
    Lady Emma Hamilton
    English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Marquise de Maintenon
    French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)
    Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart
    French noblewoman who was mistress to Louis XIV until he became attracted to Madame de Maintenon (1641-1707)
    Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
    French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
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    baroness
    a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
    countess
    female equivalent of a count or earl
    duchess
    the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
    lady-in-waiting
    a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess
    marchioness, marquise
    a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
    Milady
    an English noblewoman
    grand duchess
    the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right
    type of:
    female aristocrat
    a woman who is an aristocrat
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