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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.
References in classic literature ?
The Baron Von Koeldwethout, of Grogzwig in Germany, was as likely a young baron as you would wish to see.
Quite so, your Excellency," the Baron was saying as we entered the Library.
As for the Baron, he was tall, wizened, bony-faced after the German fashion, spectacled, and, apparently, about forty-five years of age.
Then here is my master's card, -- the Baron Danglars.
And shouting horsemen are galloping from group to group, and little banners are fluttering lazily in the warm breeze, and every now and then there is a deeper stir as the ranks make way on either side, and some great Baron on his war-horse, with his guard of squires around him, passes along to take his station at the head of his serfs and vassals.
Side by side with His Excellency the Baron Hesho, the contrasts in feature and expression were so marked as to make it hard, indeed, to believe that these two men could belong to the same nation.
Nevertheless, if any one should ask of me how comes it that the Church has attained such greatness in temporal power, seeing that from Alexander backwards the Italian potentates (not only those who have been called potentates, but every baron and lord, though the smallest) have valued the temporal power very slightly--yet now a king of France trembles before it, and it has been able to drive him from Italy, and to ruin the Venetians--although this may be very manifest, it does not appear to me superfluous to recall it in some measure to memory.
I know the castle well," answered Norman of Torn, and the shadow of a grim smile played about his lips, for scarce sixty days had elapsed since he had reduced the stronghold, and levied tribute on the great baron.
under the name of Baron Rivar, and in the character of her brother) was her brother at all.
To that I can say nothing," returned D'Artagnan, who knew the vanity of the new baron.
This formidable baron was clad in a leathern doublet, fitted close to his body, which was frayed and soiled with the stains of his armour.
I am the Baron D'Evignon," he announced, "second secretary at the Embassy here.