Dame

Dame

(dm), 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.
[1913 Webster]

Then shall these lords do vex me half so much,
As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.
[1913 Webster]

In the dame's classes at the village school.
Emerson.
[1913 Webster]

3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
[1913 Webster]

4. A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds. [Obs.] Chaucer.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Tue 11th December 2018