What does -ess mean?

-ess in AZ Dictionary

(s) Female: lioness.
(s) Suffix appended to terms in order to make a lady type.
A suffix used to form feminine nouns.
(n) The name regarding the page S, s. Its seldom so written, the symbol S, s, being used in its stead.
(n) A large worm: so-called from the frequently assuming the shape of an S.
(n) 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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  • Synonym for "-ess"
    • -a, she-, -rix, -or, -euse
  • Same Context for "-ess"
    • ide
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