matronly

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ma·tron

 (mā′trən)
n.
1. A married woman or a widow, especially a mother of dignity, mature age, and established social position.
2. A woman who acts as a supervisor or monitor in a public institution, such as a school, hospital, or prison.

[Middle English matrone, from Old French, from Latin mātrōna, from māter, mātr-, mother; see māter- in Indo-European roots.]

ma′tron·al adj.
ma′tron·li·ness n.
ma′tron·ly adv. & adj.

matronly

(ˈmeɪtrənlɪ)
adj
of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman
ˈmatronliness n

ma•tron•ly

(ˈmeɪ trən li)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a matron; mature and dignified.
[1650–60]
ma′tron•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.matronly - befitting or characteristic of a fully mature womanmatronly - befitting or characteristic of a fully mature woman; "her matronly figure"
womanly, feminine - befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman; "womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion"
Translations
سَمينَه إلى حدِ مامُحْتَرَمهَ، مَهيبَه
důstojnýkorpulentní
matroneagtigmyndig
anyányiasszonyos
frúarlegurholdugur
ağırbaşlı ve sakinşişmanca

matronly

[ˈmeɪtrənlɪ] ADJmatronal, de matrona; [figure] → maduro y algo corpulento

matronly

[ˈmeɪtrənli] adj [woman, figure] → imposant(e)matron of honour ndame f d'honneur

matronly

adjmatronenhaft

matronly

[ˈmeɪtrnlɪ] adj (figure, behaviour) → da matrona

matron

(ˈmeitrən) noun
1. a senior nurse in charge of a hospital.
2. a dignified married woman. Her behaviour shocked all the middle-class matrons in the neighbourhood.
ˈmatronly adjective
1. dignified and calm.
2. rather fat. a matronly figure.