noblewoman

noun
no·​ble·​wom·​an | \ ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio) \

Definition of noblewoman

: a woman of noble rank : peeress

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Synonyms for noblewoman

Synonyms

dame, gentlewoman, lady, milady, peeress

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Examples of noblewoman in a Sentence

traditionally, noblewomen—whether they are titled or not—have served as great patronesses of the arts

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The real-life Anne Lister, who sometimes went by Jack, lived during the 19th century, and was indeed a noblewoman and landowner in Yorkshire. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "HBO's Gentleman Jack Brings the Life of Anne Lister, a 19th Century LGBTQ Pioneer, to the Small Screen," 21 Mar. 2019 Anne, in poor health and perpetual petulance, is fussed over and not-so-subtly controlled by Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), a court noblewoman who’s learned that pleasing the queen (in every way) brings its own pleasures. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "‘The Favourite’ review: an irresistibly nasty tale of lust, power and pet bunnies," 4 Dec. 2018 Nuns’ habits, conquistadors’ helmets, and noblewomen’s headdresses are fashioned from toilet paper, soda cans, Bubble Wrap, and plastic bags. Gabriella Fuller, ELLE Decor, "Photographer Hendrik Kerstens Is a Modern Day Dutch Master," 16 Oct. 2018 Learn about the lives and crimes of both well-known, modern murderers like Ted Bundy as well as late lesser-known criminals like 16th-century killer and Hungarian noblewoman Elizabeth Bathory. Allie Volpe, Teen Vogue, "10 Best Crime Podcasts," 30 Aug. 2018 The Manchu, for instance, did not practice foot-binding, a custom that turned Han noblewomen into virtual cripples. Susan Delson, WSJ, "At Museums, a Vanished Chinese Realm of Female Power," 20 July 2018 The unfortunate ape was buried with a noblewoman believed to be Lady Xia, the grandmother of Qin Shi Huang, the first Chinese emperor, who ruled from 259 to 210 BCE. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Extinct gibbon in ancient Chinese tomb hints at other lost primate species," 22 June 2018 This sandwich-and-scone combo was invented by a peckish noblewoman tired of waiting for Queen Victoria at supper. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in London," 3 Mar. 2018 But humans preserved the remains of at least one gibbon for posterity by burying it in the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman 2,300 years ago during China’s Warring States Period. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Extinct gibbon in ancient Chinese tomb hints at other lost primate species," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of noblewoman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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noblewoman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of noblewoman

: a woman who is a member of the nobility

noblewoman

noun
no·​ble·​wom·​an | \ ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce noblewoman (audio) \
plural noblewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of noblewoman

: a woman of high birth or rank

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