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Meaning of MATRON

Pronunciation:  'meytrun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
  2. [n]  a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
  3. [n]  a wardress in a prison

MATRON is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: head nurse
 See Also: adult female, married woman, nurse, wardress, wife, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma"tron\, n. [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother.
See {Mother}.]
1. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children;
   a woman of staid or motherly manners.

         Your wives, your daughters, Your matrons, and your
         maids.                                --Shak.

         Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a
         matron before she was a mother.       --Fuller.

2. A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic
   economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital;
   as, the matron of a school or hospital.

{Jury of matrons} (Law), a jury of experienced women called
   to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar
   of execution, and for other cognate purposes.

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