Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The wife or widow of a baron.
  • noun A woman holding the title to a barony.
  • noun Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The female ruler of a barony. The male equivalent is baron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron

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Examples

  • ANNOUNCER: Thatcher retired from Parliament in 1992 and was given the title baroness, but politics remained her passion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2005

  • She had been awarded a title baroness by the time she joined us the fall of '93.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2001

  • But on my forefinger I wore a heavy gold ring -- the gift of a certain German baroness whose name I may not mention.

    Adventures Of Gerard

  • But on my forefinger I wore a heavy gold ring -- the gift of a certain German baroness whose name I may not mention.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • But on my forefinger I wore a heavy gold ring -- the gift of a certain German baroness whose name I may not mention.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • But on my forefinger I wore a heavy gold ring -- the gift of a certain German baroness whose name I may not mention.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • If, that is, the baroness is the Master Criminal. "

    The Mummy Case

  • Mr. ROCCA: But the baroness was a real horrible person.

    Opening Panel Round

  • The baroness was the one who secured my access to the museum in Austria for my research on the Spear of Destiny.

    The Poet Prince

  • 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

    Who Will Follow John Reid Out of the Cabinet?

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