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Empress (sometimes trisyll. in Tit.; f. i. I, 240. I, 240 II, 1, 20. II, 3, 66. IV, 2, 143), 1) the consort of an emperor: Gentl. II, 4, 76. V, 4, 141. H5 V, 2, 255. H6B I, 3, 81. Tit. I, 240. Tit. I, 240 Tit. I, 240 II, 1, 20. II, 3, 66. IV, 2, 143. IV, 3, 73. V, 3, 32 etc.
2) a female sovereign: “the general of our gracious e.” H5 V Chor. H5 V Chor. “madam, O good e.” Ant. III, 11, 33. IV, 15, 71. V, 2, 71.
3) sovereign mistress: “e. of my love,” LLL IV, 3, 56. “of my soul,” Tit. II, 3, 40.
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