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noun bar·on \ˈber-ən, ˈba-rən\

Definition of baron

  1. 1 a :  one of a class of tenants holding his rights and title by military or other honorable service directly from a feudal superior (as a king) b :  a lord of the realm :  noble, peer

  2. 2 a :  a member of the lowest grade of the peerage in Great Britain b :  a nobleman on the continent of Europe of varying rank c :  a member of the lowest order of nobility in Japan

  3. 3 :  a joint of meat consisting of two sirloins or loins and legs not cut apart at the backbone <a baron of beef>

  4. 4 :  a man who possesses great power or influence in some field of activity <a cattle baron>

Examples of baron in a sentence

  1. <a media baron who owns newspapers, television and radio stations, and even several cable networks>

Origin and Etymology of baron

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German baro freeman


First Known Use: 13th century


BARON Defined for English Language Learners

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noun bar·on \ˈber-ən, ˈba-rən\

Definition of baron for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BARON Defined for Kids

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noun bar·on \ˈber-ən\

Definition of baron for Students

  1. :  a man who is a member of the lowest rank of British nobility



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