from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the surname or professional title of an adult woman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Germany, a woman; a married woman; a wife; -- as a title, equivalent to Mrs., Madam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In German use, a woman; a married woman; a wife; lady; as a title, Madame; Mrs.: as, Frau Schultze.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
German, from Middle High German vrowe, from Old High German frouwa; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)