from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth. See Usage Note at -ess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a woman who stands to inherit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female heir.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female heir; especially, a woman inheriting or who is expected to inherit considerable wealth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a female heir
heir + -ess (Wiktionary)