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Dame vs. Baroness

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Damenoun

(Britain) Usually capitalized as Dame: a title equivalent to Sir for a female knight.

‘Dame Edith Sitwell’;

Baronessnoun

The wife of a baron.

Damenoun

(Britain) A matron at a school, especially Eton College.

Baronessnoun

A woman holding a baronial title in her own right; a female ruler of a barony.

Damenoun

In traditional pantomime: a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.

Baronessnoun

A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right; as, the Baroness Burdett-Coutts.

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Damenoun

A woman.

Baronessnoun

a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron

Damenoun

(archaic) A lady, a woman.

Damenoun

A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.

‘Then shall these lords do vex me half so much,As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.’;

Damenoun

The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.

‘In the dame's classes at the village school.’;

Damenoun

A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.

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Damenoun

A mother; - applied to human beings and quadrupeds.

Damenoun

informal terms for a (young) woman

Damenoun

a woman of refinement;

‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;

Dame

Dame is an honorific title and the feminine form of address for the honour of damehood in many Christian chivalric orders, as well as the British honours system and those of several other Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, with the masculine form of address being sir. It is the female equivalent for knighthood, which is traditionally granted to males.

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