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Meaning of DAME

Pronunciation:  deym

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  informal terms for a (young) woman
  2. [n]  a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
 

DAME is a 4 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bird, chick, doll, gentlewoman, lady, ma'am, madam, skirt, wench
 
 See Also: adult female, fille, girl, grande dame, madame, miss, missy, woman, young lady, young woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dame\ (d[=a]m), n. [F. dame, LL. domna, fr. L. domina
mistress, lady, fem. of dominus master, ruler, lord; akin to
domare to tame, subdue. See {Tame}, and cf. {Dam} a mother,
{Dan}, {Danger}, {Dungeon}, {Dominie}, {Don}, n., {Duenna}.]
1. A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in
   authority; especially, a lady.

         Then shall these lords do vex me half so much, As
         that proud dame, the lord protector's wife. --Shak.

2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress
   of a common school; as, a dame's school.

         In the dame's classes at the village school.
   --Emerson.

3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.

4. A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds.
   [Obs.] --Chaucer.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbess, archduchess, babe, baby, baroness, beldam, biddy, bird, bitch, broad, chatelaine, chick, colleen, countess, crone, cutie, damoiselle, damsel, daughter of Eve, demoiselle, distaff, doll, domina, dona, donna, dowager, duchess, duenna, educatress, Eve, femme, filly, first lady, frail, Frau, Fraulein, frow, frump, gal, gentlewoman, girl, girlie, goodwife, governess, grand duchess, grandam, grandmother, granny, great lady, hag, heifer, hen, homemaker, housewife, hoyden, instructress, Jane, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, khanum, lady, lass, lassie, little missy, madam, madame, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, marchioness, margravine, matriarch, matron, mem-sahib, mesdames, milady, minx, Miss, missy, Mistress, Mlle, Mme, Mmes, mother superior, noblewoman, nymphet, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, peeress, piece, romp, schooldame, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmarm, schoolmiss, schoolmistress, senhora, senhorita, signora, signorina, skirt, slip, squaw, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, trot, tutoress, virgin, viscountess, vrouw, wahine, war-horse, weaker vessel, wench, witch, woman, young creature, young thing
 

 

 

 

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