The thirteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
A polite form of address for a woman or lady.
‘Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”.’; ‘Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked.’;
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The mistress of a household.
the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
(colloquial) A conceited or quarrelsome girl.
‘Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.’;
the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
(slang) A woman who runs a brothel, particularly one that specializes in finding prostitutes for rich and important clients.
‘After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.''’;
Mem (also spelled Meem, Meme, or Mim) is the thirteenth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Hebrew mēm מ, Aramaic Mem , Syriac mīm ܡܡ, Arabic mīm م and Phoenician mēm . Its value is [m].
(transitive) To address as "madam".
A gentlewoman; - an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; - much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when used as a term of address.
The woman who is in charge of a household.
The woman who is in charge of a brothel.
a woman of refinement;
‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;
a woman who runs a house of prostitution
Madam (), or madame ( or ), is a polite and formal form of address for women, often contracted to ma'am (pronounced in American English and in British English). The term derives from the French madame (French pronunciation: [maˈdam]); in French, ma dame literally means .