from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a woman, especially a married woman, in a French-speaking area: Madame Cartier; Madame Jacqueline Cartier.
- n. Used as a form of polite address for a woman in a French-speaking area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. My lady; -- a French title formerly given to ladies of quality; now, in France, given to all married women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Madam; my lady: a term of address used like madam, but more formal or affected. Abbreviated Mme.
- n. Formerly, in France, a term of address to a woman of rank, whether married or single. See mademoiselle, 1 and 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. title used for a married Frenchwoman
Gerhardt turned to Claude, speaking in a way which included Madame Joubert in the conversation, though she could not understand it: Madame Joubert will let you come, although she has done her part and really doesnt have to take any one else in.
Madame Faure answered, "_Vous l'aurez ce soir méme, chère Madame_."
And at that moment, silent as we all were, his '_Pardon, Madame, mille pardons, Madame_,' and his tone of horror at his own indiscretion, seemed to come to me like a voice out of another life.
Madame de Motteville, who listened attentively, could distinguish nothing but the word _Madame_.
Last year, Ms. Merkel was criticized around Europe for holding up the euro zone's response to its debt crisis, earning the moniker "Madame Non" for her rejection of pleas for help.
Centuries after she lived, the name Madame Tussaud is still known the world over.
` Madame, the Latin word vates means at once poet and prophet — a philological observation which most satisfactorily accounts for the striking phenomenon you have just mentioned.
He laughed, but he did not look so much in Madame de Ville's direction after that.
Madame is very charming, I hope you get a chance to visit with her more often.
The Croque Madame is a very simple variation on the original and adds either a fried or poached egg to the top of the sandwich, usually replacing some of that final layer of cheese.