from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A British nobleman of the lowest rank.
- n. A nobleman of continental Europe, ranked differently in various countries.
- n. A Japanese nobleman of the lowest rank.
- n. Used as the title for such a nobleman.
- n. A feudal tenant holding his rights and title directly from a king or another feudal superior.
- n. A lord or nobleman; a peer.
- n. One having great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity: an oil baron.
- n. A cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The male ruler of a barony.
- n. A male member of the lowest rank of British nobility.
- n. A particular cut of beef, made up of a double sirloin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
- n. A husband.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Great Britain, the title of a nobleman holding the lowest rank in the peerage; a member of the baronage: as, Baron Arundell of Wardour; a Scotch baron.
- n. A title of the judges or officers of the English Court of Exchequer, hence called barons of the Exchequer, the president of the court being called chief baron.
- n. In law and heraldry, a husband: as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
- n. On the continent of Europe, especially in France and Germany, a member of the lowest order of hereditary nobility: in Germany, same as Freiherr.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
- n. a very wealthy or powerful businessman
- n. a British peer of the lowest rank
_ -- On the continent of Europe the title baron, though the same in its origin, has come, owing to a variety of causes, to imply a rank and status very different from its connotation in the United Kingdom, and again varies considerably in different countries.
In Japan the title baron (_Dan_) is the lowest of the five titles of nobility introduced in 1885, on the
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My friend the count, it was thus that he began his story, had for an enemy a certain German baron, a stranger in Rome.
Barons, too, were scarce, and who loves a baron -- provided he is not an American "baron" -- any more than the simon-pure Yankee?
The incident with the baron was the second time, but the first incident was so characteristic and had so much influence on the fate of Stepan Trofimovitch that I venture to refer to that too.
Jeanne tried to call the baron, but had not the strength to rise, she was so overcome by emotion.
The baron was a rough-featured, bearish man with a distinct family resemblance to his older cousin.
The baron was a little mortified that he should have come in this simple, solitary style.
He added, in irritation, "The baron is a friend of mine, fond of the gifts I give him."