Frau


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Frau

 (frou)
n. pl. Frau·en (frou′ən) Abbr. Fr.
Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the surname or professional title of an adult woman. See Usage Note at miss2.

[German, from Middle High German vrowe, from Old High German frouwa; see per in Indo-European roots.]

Frau

(fraʊ)
n, pl Frauen (ˈfraʊən) or Fraus
a married German woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs and sometimes extended to older unmarried women
[from Old High German frouwa; related to Dutch vrouw]

Frau

(fraʊ)

n., pl. Frau•en (ˈfraʊ ən) Fraus.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a married woman.
[1820–20; < German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult womanFrau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
References in classic literature ?
Miss Wilkinson recommended Heidelberg as an excellent place to learn German in and the house of Frau Professor Erlin as a comfortable home.
Presently, with an odour of cooking, the Frau Professor came in, a short, very stout woman with tightly dressed hair and a red face; she had little eyes, sparkling like beads, and an effusive manner.
A bell summoned him to dinner at one o'clock, and he found the Frau Professor's guests assembled in the drawing-room.
There were the two daughters of the Frau Professor, the two other girls, one of the American students, and Philip.
So Frieda Mosebach, now Frau Architect Liesecke, and mother to her husband's baby, was brought up to these heights to be impressed, and, after a prolonged gaze, she said that the hills were more swelling here than in Pomerania, which was true, but did not seem to Mrs.
"No, Frau Liesecke; but that is because they are fresh water, and different.
"'Bournemouth is,'" resumed their hostess, quoting a local rhyme to which she was much attached--" 'Bournemouth is, Poole was, and Swanage is to be the most important town of all and biggest of the three.' Now, Frau Liesecke, I have shown you Bournemouth, and I have shown you Poole, so let us walk backward a little, and look down again at Swanage."
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.
The doctor had been no less carefully armed and accoutered by his housekeeper, the vigilant Frau Ilsy, and sallied forth in his camlet robe by way of surcoat,[1] his black velvet cap under his cocked hat, a thick clasped book under his arm, a basket of drugs and dried herbs in one hand, and in the other the miraculous rod of divination.
Marco Longoni from Poliform, Pietro Verde from Poltrana Frau, Alexandro Montanari from iGuzzini and Soren Kokholm from Bang and Olufsen attended the event along with the Executive Director of Synergy, Attique Ahmed.
Although she was promoted by Frau Merkel and is considered her acolyte, AKK has already succeeded in setting herself apart from the German chancellor.
Ausgerechnet der englische Besatzungsbeamte, mit dem Frau Brucker im Rahmen ihres Tauschhandels ins Geschaft kommt, bringt es auf den Punkt, als er beim Vater des Ich-Erzahlers den Pelzmantel fur seine Frau abholt: "Wo man in solchen Trummern Blumen auf den Tisch stellt, wird auch bald das Land wieder bluhen.