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Mad·am

 (măd′əm)
n. Abbr. Mdm.
1. pl. Mes·dames (mā-dăm′, -däm′) Used formerly as a courtesy title before a woman's given name but now used only before a surname or title indicating rank or office: Madam Ambassador.
2. Used as a salutation in a letter: Dear Madam or Sir.
3. madam Used as a form of polite address for a woman: Right this way, madam.
4. madam The mistress of a household.
5. madam A woman who manages a brothel.

[Middle English madame, from Old French ma dame; see Madame.]
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madam

(ˈmædəm)
n, pl madams or (for sense 1)mesdames (ˈmeɪˌdæm)
1. a polite term of address for a woman, esp one considered to be of relatively high social status
2. a woman who runs a brothel
3. informal Brit a precocious or pompous little girl
4. the madam informal South African the lady of the house
[C13: from Old French ma dame my lady]
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mad•am

(ˈmæd əm)

n., pl. mes•dames (meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm)
for 1; mad•ams for 2,3.
1. (often cap.) a respectful term of address to a woman.
2. a woman in charge of a household.
3. the woman in charge of a brothel.
[1250–1300; Middle English< Old French my lady; see dame]
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madam

- French, literally, "my lady."
See also related terms for lady.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madam - a woman of refinementmadam - a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
grande dame - a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
madame - title used for a married Frenchwoman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.madam - a woman who runs a house of prostitutionmadam - a woman who runs a house of prostitution
businesswoman - a female businessperson
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Translations
سَيِّدَةٌسَيِّدَه
panímadam
frue
sinjorino
خانم
rouva
madamesous-maîtresse
gospođa
asszonyom!
frú
奥様
부인
madammiela ponia
kundze
cafetinamadame
madam
gospa
frun
คุณผู้หญิง
quý bà

madam

[ˈmædəm] N (madams or mesdames (pl)) [ˈmeɪdæm]
1.señora f
yes, madamsí, señora
see also dear A4
2. (Brit) (= girl) → niña f malcriada, niña f repipi
3. [of brothel] → madama f, dueña f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

madam

[ˈmædəm] n
(when addressing someone)Madame f
Would you like to order, Madam? → Désirez-vous commander, Madame?
yes madam → oui Madame
Dear Madam (in letter)Chère Madame
Madam Chairman → Madame la Présidente
Madam Speaker → Madame la Présidente de la Chambre des Communes
(= girl)
She's a little madam → C'est une petite pimbêche.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

madam

n
gnädige Frau (old, form); madam, would you kindly desist!würden Sie das bitte unterlassen! (form); yes, madamsehr wohl, gnädige Frau (old, form), → ja (wohl); can I help you, madam?kann ich Ihnen behilflich sein?; dear madam (esp Brit) → sehr geehrte gnädige Frau; Dear Sir or Madam (esp Brit) → Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
(Brit inf: = girl) → kleine Prinzessin; she’s a spoiled little madamsie ist eine verwöhnte kleine Prinzessin
(of brothel)Bordellwirtin f, → Puffmutter f (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

madam

[ˈmædəm] n
a.signora
can I help you madam? → (la signora) desidera?
Madam Chairman → Signora Presidentessa
a little madam → una bambinetta prepotente
b. (of brothel) → tenutaria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

madam

(ˈmӕdəm) plurals madams ~mesdames (meiˈdӕm) noun
a polite form of address to a woman.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

madam

سَيِّدَةٌ paní frue gnädige Frau κυρία señora rouva madame gospođa signora 奥様 부인 mevrouw frue pani madame госпожа frun คุณผู้หญิง madam quý bà 女士
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In the above extract teacher switches code and repeats the word 'Maam' that seems that she loses her patience as the student does not seem to respond well.
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I have brought you the falafel you like" The drive continues around the citadel, here I think of my dearest Narin and Nama and the time we spent at Maam Khalil's tea house.
Gawd bless ya Maam!" Brian Walters commented: "Rowan Atkinson was so unexpected!
Among the surviving havelis that are worth looking at are those that belong to Lala Kallu Mal-Hukam Chand and Lala Maam Chand-Sumat Prasad Jain, both situated in Jain Mohalla, and to Lala Deen Dayal.