American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a baron or barony.
- adj. Suited for or befitting a baron; stately and grand: a baronial mansion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a baron or a barony, or to the order of barons: as, baronial possessions; the baronial dignity.
- adj. belonging or relating to a baron or barons
- adj. suitable for a baron
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to a baron or a barony.
- adj. impressive in appearance
“a family party of old and young, they were having a good time, with a freedom which she called baronial; the ladies wore white satin, or black lace, but the men were in sack-coats; she chose to attribute them, for no reason but their outlandishness, to Transylvania.”
“The house is built of reddish granite in what is called the baronial style, with a sprinkling of peaked gables and pepper-box turrets, and”
“It is known as the baronial, and architects in all parts of the country, when building a modern mansion in the castellated manner, have invariably followed it.”
“In Katmandu I caught rumors of a couple in the uplands who lived a kind of baronial existence among tribespeople whose benefactors and teachers they were.”
“When Walter Scott failed, and Abbotsford was encumbered with a large debt, when his dream of restoring a kind of baronial life was all shattered, he did a grander work than in the building of that magnificent estate; for he strove with all the powers of his mind to earn the money which should repay his creditors.”
“The 37-foot gallery opens onto the "baronial" living room with”
“a servant, and the Denmark Hill household was as easy-going as the legendary "baronial" retinue of the good old times.”
“At Brazil's ninth annual Festival Vale do Café, musical performances took place in the most unusual places, from baronial estates to cow barns, as well as in more traditional settings such as churches and city squares.”
“Mr. Goldhill and his companions first visited Abbotsford in Scotland, the extravagant baronial pile erected by Sir Walter Scott to memorialize his own world-wide celebrity.”
“This time the Middletons, undaunted by the unflattering newspaper stories about Carole, decided to spend $8,000 to rent a baronial thirty-room Georgian mansion in Scotland for Christmas week.”
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