Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A highly respected elderly or middle-aged woman.
  • n. A respected woman having extensive experience in her field: the grande dame of women's professional tennis.

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  • n. A woman who is socially prominent, respected, and experienced, especially one who is haughty and advanced in age.
  • n. A woman who is accomplished, influential, and a senior figure in a particular field.
  • n. A well-known, very highly regarded institution, structure, or large conveyance, such as a hotel or ship.

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  • n. a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : grande, great + dame, lady.

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Loan term from French.

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