Definition of baron
- a baron of beef
- a cattle baron
a media baron who owns newspapers, television and radio stations, and even several cable networks
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: a man who is a member of a low rank of British nobility
: a man who is a member of various ranks of nobility in other countries
: a man who has a lot of power or influence in a particular industry
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