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bar·on

 (băr′ən)
n.
1.
a. A British nobleman of the lowest rank.
b. A nobleman of continental Europe, ranked differently in various countries.
c. A Japanese nobleman of the lowest rank.
d. Used as the title for such a nobleman.
2.
a. A feudal tenant holding his rights and title directly from a king or another feudal superior.
b. A lord or nobleman; a peer.
3. One having great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity: an oil baron.
4. A cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.]

baron

(ˈbærən)
n
1. (Heraldry) a member of a specific rank of nobility, esp the lowest rank in the British Isles
2. (Historical Terms) (in Europe from the Middle Ages) originally any tenant-in-chief of a king or other overlord, who held land from his superior by honourable service; a land-holding nobleman
3. (Commerce) a powerful businessman or financier: a press baron.
4. (Law) English law (formerly) the title held by judges of the Court of Exchequer
5. (Cookery) short for baron of beef
[C12: from Old French, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German baro freeman, Old Norse berjask to fight]

bar•on

(ˈbær ən)

n.
1. a member of the lowest grade of nobility.
2. (in Britain)
a. a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king.
b. a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility.
c. a member of the House of Lords.
3. a powerful, wealthy man in some industry or activity: railroad barons.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, objective case of ber < Frankish *baro]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baron - a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rankbaron - a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.baron - a British peer of the lowest rankbaron - a British peer of the lowest rank  
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
3.baron - a very wealthy or powerful businessmanbaron - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
oil tycoon - a powerful person in the oil business

baron

noun
1. nobleman, lord, peer, noble, aristocrat, patrician, grandee Yes, our friend the baron has his problems.
2. tycoon, leader, chief, fat cat (slang, chiefly U.S.), mogul, bigwig (informal), big shot (informal), big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), plutocrat, nabob (informal), Mister Big (slang, chiefly U.S.) the battle against the drug barons
Translations
البارون، النَّبيلشَخْص مُهِم، قُطب
baronmagnát
baronmagnat
paronivapaaherra
bárómágnás
auîjöfurbarón; barónessa
baronasmagnatas
baronsmagnāts
barón
baron
baron
baronkralkralı

baron

[ˈbærən] N
1. (= member of nobility) → barón m (fig) → magnate m
2. baron of beefsolomillo m

baron

[ˈbærən] n
(= nobleman) → baron m
Baron Rothschild → le baron de Rothschild
(= magnate, tycoon) press baron → magnat m de la presse, baron m de la presse
oil baron → magnat m du pétrole, baron m du pétrole
drug baron, drugs baron → baron m de la drogue

baron

n
Baron m
(fig)Baron m, → Magnat m; industrial baronIndustriebaron m; oil baronÖlmagnat m; press baronPressezar m
(of beef)doppeltes Lendenstück

baron

[ˈbærn] nbarone m (fig) → magnate m
the press barons → i baroni della stampa
the oil barons → i magnati del petrolio

baron

(ˈbӕrən) feminine ˈbaroness noun
1. a nobleman. He was made a baron; Baron Rothschild.
2. an important, powerful person. a newspaper baron.
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