baroness


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bar·on·ess

 (băr′ə-nĭs)
n.
1.
a. The wife or widow of a baron.
b. A woman holding the title to a barony.
2. Used as the title for such a noblewoman.

baroness

(ˈbærənɪs) or

baronne

n
1. (Heraldry) the wife or widow of a baron
2. (Heraldry) a woman holding the rank of baron in her own right

bar•on•ess

(ˈbær ə nɪs)

n.
1. the wife of a baron.
2. a woman holding a baronial title.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baroness - a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baronbaroness - a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
Translations
paronitarvapaaherratar
bárókisasszonybárónébaroneszbárónő
baronienė
barónka
baronica
baronessa

baroness

[ˈbærənɪs] Nbaronesa f

baroness

[ˈbærənɛs] n (= noblewoman) → baronne f
Baroness Rothschild → la baronne de Rothschild

baroness

nBaronin f; (unmarried) → Baronesse f

baroness

[ˈbærənɪs] nbaronessa
References in classic literature ?
de Treville and the guardroom of the Louvre with the accounts of his love scrapes, after having passed from professional ladies to military ladies, from the lawyer's dame to the baroness, there was question of nothing less with Porthos than a foreign princess, who was enormously fond of him.
de Saint-Meran lived at Marseilles, so that this country house was useless to him, and it was reported to be let to a young widow, known only by the name of `the baroness.
A note from the baroness told Madame Aubain that as her husband had been promoted to a prefecture, they were leaving that night, and she begged her to accept the bird as a remembrance and a token of her esteem.
Mathilde de , heiress of a Belgian count, and sundry other children of patrician race, the directress was careful of them as of the others, anxious for their progress, as for that of the rest--but it never seemed to enter her head to distinguish then by a mark of preference; one girl of noble blood she loved dearly--a young Irish baroness --lady Catherine ; but it was for her enthusiastic heart and clever head, for her generosity and her genius, the title and rank went for nothing.
I remember that, as I approached the Baroness, I felt as excited as a schoolboy.
I always regret our carriage on her account," remarked the baroness.
Archer and Janey, whenever they alighted at Brown's Hotel, found themselves awaited by two affectionate friends who, like themselves, cultivated ferns in Wardian cases, made macrame lace, read the memoirs of the Baroness Bunsen and had views about the occupants of the leading London pulpits.
At one end of the table, the old chamberlain was heard assuring an old baroness that he loved her passionately, at which she laughed; at the other could be heard the story of the misfortunes of some Mary Viktorovna or other.
The baroness pointed, from the window at which they stood, to the courtyard beneath, where the unconscious Lincoln greens were taking a copious stirrup-cup, preparatory to issuing forth after a boar or two.
Those who can read German will find an excellent guide, in this respect, in Frau Foerster-Nietzsche's exhaustive and highly interesting biography of her brother: "Das Leben Friedrich Nietzsche's" (published by Naumann); while the works of Deussen, Raoul Richter, and Baroness Isabelle von Unger- Sternberg, will be found to throw useful and necessary light upon many questions which it would be difficult for a sister to touch upon.
She brought a couple of sickly children attended by a prim nurse, and in a faint genteel giggling tone cackled to her sister about her fine acquaintance, and how her little Frederick was the image of Lord Claud Lollypop and her sweet Maria had been noticed by the Baroness as they were driving in their donkey-chaise at Roehampton.
Baroness Shilton, a friend of Petritsky's, with a rosy little face and flaxen hair, resplendent in a lilac satin gown, and filling the whole room, like a canary, with her Parisian chatter, sat at the round table making coffee.