Simple Definition of dame
: a woman who has been given a title as an honor for something she has done
Full Definition of dame
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 a : an elderly woman b : woman
Examples of dame in a sentence
She was made a dame the year before she died.
<as the grand dames of local society, they determined which charities received support>
Origin 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
DAME Defined for Kids
Definition of dame for Students
: a woman of high rank or social position
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