baroness

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noun bar·on·ess \ ˈber-ə-nəs , ˈba-rə- , -ˌnes , US also ˌber-ə-ˈnes , ˌba-rə- \

Definition of baroness

1 :the wife or widow of a baron
2 :a woman who holds a baronial title in her own right

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First Known Use of baroness

15th century


BARONESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of baroness for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is a member of a low rank of British nobility

  • : a woman who is a member of various ranks of nobility in other countries

  • : the wife or widow of a baron


BARONESS Defined for Kids

baroness

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noun bar·on·ess \ ˈber-ə-nəs \

Definition of baroness for Students

1 :the wife or widow of a baron
2 :a woman who is a member of the lowest rank of British nobility


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