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Ma·dame

 (mə-dăm′, măd′əm)
n. pl. Mes·dames (mā-dăm′, -däm′) Abbr. Mme
1. Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a woman, especially a married woman, in a French-speaking area: Madame Cartier; Madame Jacqueline Cartier. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. madame Used as a form of polite address for a woman in a French-speaking area.

[French, from Old French ma dame : ma, my (from Latin mea, feminine of meus; see me- in Indo-European roots) + dame, lady (from Latin domina, feminine of dominus, lord, master of a household; see dem- in Indo-European roots).]

madame

(ˈmædəm; French madam)
n, pl mesdames (ˈmeɪˌdæm; French medam)
a married Frenchwoman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs, and sometimes extended to older unmarried women to show respect and to women of other nationalities
[C17: from French. See madam]

mad•ame

(məˈdæm, -ˈdɑm, mæ-, ˈmæd əm)

n., pl. mes•dames (meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm)
(often cap.)
1. a French title equivalent to Mrs.: Madame Curie.
2. a title for a woman, esp. one who comes from a non-English-speaking country. Abbr.: Mme.
[1590–1600; < French; see madam]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madame - title used for a married Frenchwomanmadame - title used for a married Frenchwoman
gentlewoman, ma'am, madam, lady, dame - a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
Translations

madame

[ˈmædəm] N (mesdames (pl)) [ˈmeɪdæm]
1.madama f, señora f
Madame Dupontla señora de Dupont
2. [of brothel] → madama f, dueña f