Definition of baron
2a : a member of the lowest grade of the peerage in Great Britainb : a nobleman on the continent of Europe of varying rankc : a member of the lowest order of nobility in Japan
3 : a joint of meat consisting of two sirloins or loins and legs not cut apart at the backbone a baron of beef
4 : a man who possesses great power or influence in some field of activity a cattle baron
Examples of baron in a Sentence
a media baron who owns newspapers, television and radio stations, and even several cable networks
Recent Examples of baron from the Web
A Republican coal baron is suing John Oliver, HBO, Time Warner, and the writers for Oliver’s show over the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight.
And yet the policy of the Republicans is to further increase such inequality to levels beyond even the robber-baron era.
WASHINGTON, D. C. - On Sunday, television's John Oliver skewered President Donald Trump's energy policies, the coal mining industry and Ohio coal baron Bob Murray in a segment that practically dared Murray to sue him.
The paper has a history of financial problems that included a fraud conviction in 2007 of Conrad Black, the British-Canadian media baron who owned the paper, on allegations of siphoning millions of dollars from the company to defraud shareholders.
This is what its collection of kings, princes, counts, dukes, barons, sheikhs, rajas and generals came up with?
Rockefellers knocked elbows with Vanderbilts and Whitneys; dukes bumped up against earls and barons.
May 31 game starts also at 7:05 a.m. and is highlighted by a Turn-Back-the-Clock theme that recognizes the Barons during the 1950s.
Back-the-Clock theme that recognizes the Barons during the 1950s.
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Origin and Etymology of baron
Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German baro freeman
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
BARON Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of baron for Students
: a man who is a member of the lowest rank of British nobility
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