American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The wife or widow of a baron.
- n. A woman holding the title to a barony.
- n. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wife of a baron, or (in a few cases in England) a lady holding a baronial title as a peeress in her own right.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right.
- n. a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
“ANNOUNCER: Thatcher retired from Parliament in 1992 and was given the title baroness, but politics remained her passion.”
“She had been awarded a title baroness by the time she joined us the fall of '93.”
“But on my forefinger I wore a heavy gold ring -- the gift of a certain German baroness whose name I may not mention.”
“If, that is, the baroness is the Master Criminal. ”
“Mr. ROCCA: But the baroness was a real horrible person.”
“The baroness was the one who secured my access to the museum in Austria for my research on the Spear of Destiny.”
“There is a dreadful second rater in The House of Lords called baroness Scotland: hope she gets the Order of The Boot along with Amos”
“The baroness is a woman of volatile and impetuous character and she was trying to make an impression on you.”
“Mr. Direck was not accustomed to titled people, and was suddenly in doubt whether you called a baroness "My Lady" or "Your Ladyship," so he wisely avoided any form of address until he had a lead from Mr. Britling.”
“The baroness was a charming woman who used a moderate invalidism in a smiling imperturbable fashion to insure herself a certain immunity from the demands of her autocratic lord.”
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