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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.
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matron

(ˈmeɪtrən)
n
1. a married woman regarded as staid or dignified, esp a middle-aged woman with children
2. (Professions) a woman in charge of the domestic or medical arrangements in an institution, such as a boarding school
3. (Professions) US a wardress in a prison
4. (Professions) Brit the former name for the administrative head of the nursing staff in a hospital. Official name: nursing officer
5. (Medicine) Brit the former name for the administrative head of the nursing staff in a hospital. Official name: nursing officer
[C14: via Old French from Latin mātrōna, from māter mother]
ˈmatronal adj
ˈmatronˌhood, ˈmatronˌship n
ˈmatron-ˌlike adj
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ma•tron

(ˈmeɪ trən)

n.
1. a married woman, esp. one who is mature and dignified.
2. a woman who has charge of the domestic affairs of a hospital or other institution.
3. a woman officer, as in a prison for women.
[1350–1400; Middle English matrone < Latin mātrōna a married woman, wife, derivative of māter mother1]
ma•tron•al (ˈmeɪ trə nl, ˈmæ-) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matron - a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignifiedmatron - a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.matron - a wardress in a prison
wardress - a woman warder
3.matron - a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institutionmatron - a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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Translations
رَئيسَة مُمَرِّضات في مُسْتَشْفىسَيِّدَه مُتَزَوِّجَه مَهيبَه
matrónavrchní sestra
forstanderfrue
férjes asszonyfõnõvér
forstöîukona, yfirhjúkrunarkonavirîuleg eldri frú
garbinga ištekėjusi moterissolidusvyresnioji medicinos sesuo
cienījama dāmaprecēta sievietevecākā māsavirsmāsa
directricehoofdverpleegstermatrone
matróna
ağırbaşlı evli kadınbaş hemşire

matron

[ˈmeɪtrən]
A. N
1. (in nursing home) → supervisora f
2. (o.f.) (in hospital) → enfermera f jefe
3. (in school) → enfermera f
4. (= married woman) → matrona f
B. CPD matron of honour Ndama f de honor (casada)
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matron

[ˈmeɪtrən] n
(in hospital)infirmière-chef f
(in school)infirmière f
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matron

n
(in hospital) → Oberin f, → Oberschwester f; (in school) → Schwester f
(= married woman)Matrone f
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matron

[ˈmeɪtrn] n (Brit) (in hospital) → capoinfermiera; (in school) → infermiera; (older woman) → matrona
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
During Gould's matronship, in 1895, the title of 'head nurse' once again reverted to 'sister' and 'with this change disappeared the last trace of religious intolerance'.
Gould was a competent leader who resigned the matronship in 1898.
During Miss Gould's matronship of Sydney Hospital the 'nursing staff, both in training and numbers, has been largely developed'.