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



    BrE BrE//ˈbærənəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbærəˈnes//
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  1. 1a woman who has the same rank as a baron. In Britain, baronesses use the title Lady or Baroness Baroness Thatcher
  2. 2the wife of a baron
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French baronesse, from baron, from medieval Latin baro, baron- ‘man, warrior’, probably of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: baroness