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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
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Miss Wilkinson recommended Heidelberg as an excellent place to learn German in and the house of Frau Professor Erlin as a comfortable home.
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.
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.