-ess definition

  • suffix:
    • Female: lioness.
    • Suffix appended to terms in order to make a lady type.
  • others:
    • A suffix used to form feminine nouns.
  • noun:
    • The name regarding the page S, s. Its seldom so written, the symbol S, s, being used in its stead.
    • A large worm: so-called from the frequently assuming the shape of an S.
    • A suffix theoretically attachable to virtually any noun denoting an (originally masculine) broker, to create a noun denoting women broker, as hostess, abbess, prioress, chieftainess, authoress, etc. It really is most typical with nouns in -er, as bakeress, breweress, Quakeress, etc.

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