Definition of dame
1 : a woman of rank, station, or authority: such asa archaic : the mistress of a householdb : the wife or daughter of a lordc : a female member of an order of knighthood —used as a title prefixed to the given name
2a : an elderly womanb : 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
Recent Examples of dame from the Web
Dames said DiBernardo is worthy of joining Short on the national team.
The movie is a little too postured — James has one note to play and registers more an archetype of a diner dame than a real character.
Michael Symon was a popular mainstay at the show, which also brought in the likes of the grande dame herself, Martha Stewart, as well as Paula Deen, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Daphne Oz.
Regulated by a dame, the rapids remain strong and swift throughout the summer.
But her centrist credentials and lack of enthusiasm for universal health care have made the grande dame of state Democrats a target within the party’s restless liberal wing.
This iconic Art Deco grande dame was opened in 1930 in downtown Reykjavik by Johannes Josefsson, a wrestler in the 1908 London Olympics.
Karel K. Wright presides over this nonsense in glorious grande-dame mode.
The grandes dames look poised to remain the ruling class at Roland Garros.
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DAME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dame for English Language Learners
: a woman who has been given a title as an honor for something she has done
DAME Defined for Kids
Definition of dame for Students
: a woman of high rank or social position
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