Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.
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\ab"bess\ (ăb"b&ebreve;s), n. [of. abaesse, abeesse, f. abbesse, l. abbatissa, fem. of abbas, abbatis, abbot. see abbot.] a female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. see abbey.
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The lady superior of a nunnery.
1. the superior of a group of nuns
(synonym) mother superior, prioress
(hyponym) Bridget, Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid, St. Brigid, Bride, Saint Bride, St. Bride
For a young woman to dream that she sees an abbess, denotes that she will be compelled to perform distasteful tasks, and will submit to authority only after unsuccessful rebellion.
To dream of an abbess smiling and benignant, denotes you will be surrounded by true friends and pleasing prospects.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project