Definition of baron noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbærən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærən//
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  1. 1 a nobleman of the lowest rank. In Britain, barons use the title Lord; in other countries they use the title Baron.
  2. 2a person who owns or controls a large part of a particular industry a press baron drug barons the oil barons of Texas
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin baro, baron- ‘man, warrior’, probably of Germanic origin.
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