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dame

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noun \ˈdām\

Simple Definition of dame

  • : a woman who has been given a title as an honor for something she has done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dame

  1. 1 :  a woman of rank, station, or authority: as a archaic :  the mistress of a household b :  the wife or daughter of a lord c :  a female member of an order of knighthood —used as a title prefixed to the given name

  2. 2 a :  an elderly woman b :  woman

Examples of dame in a sentence

  1. She was made a dame the year before she died.

  2. <as the grand dames of local society, they determined which charities received support>



Origin and Etymology of dame

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin domina, feminine of dominus master; akin to Latin domus house — more at dome


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with dame

aim, blame, came, claim, fame, flame, frame, game, hame, kame, lame, maim, name, same, shame, tame, wame


DAME Defined for Kids

dame

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noun \ˈdām\

Definition of dame for Students

  1. :  a woman of high rank or social position




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