a member of the lowest grade of nobility.
a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king.
a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility.
a member of the House of Lords.
an important financier or industrialist, especially one with great power in a particular area:an oil baron.
a cut of mutton or lamb comprising the two loins, or saddle, and the hind legs.
- Compare baron of beef.
Other definitions for Baron (2 of 2)
Mi·chel [mee-shel], /miˈʃɛl/, Michel Boyron, 1653–1729, French actor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use baron in a sentence
As the editor of the Globe, starting in 2001, baron emphasized regional investigative reporting, culminating with the newspaper’s reporting on the Catholic Church’s coverup of allegations against abusive priests.Martin Baron, executive editor who oversaw dramatic Washington Post expansion, announces retirement | Paul Farhi | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The 2015 movie “Spotlight,” which won the Oscar for best picture, dramatized the Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church’s child sexual-abuse scandal, with baron a key heroic figure portrayed by actor Liev Schreiber.Martin Baron, executive editor who oversaw dramatic Washington Post expansion, announces retirement | Paul Farhi | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
As is the case with so much else in Silicon Valley, this new class of media barons appears to want the money and the glory, but not the responsibility that comes with disrupting, and increasingly dominating, entire industries.Tech and crypto funder Andreessen Horowitz wants to replace the media. Is that bad news? | Jeff Roberts | January 20, 2021 | Fortune
New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway, a longtime critic of Amazon, says it’s helpful to think of Amazon’s Prime membership service as the kind of massive competitive advantage once enjoyed by railroad barons.Many Companies Won't Survive the Pandemic. Amazon Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever | Alana Semuels | July 28, 2020 | Time
The event will cap off the committee’s year-long investigation into whether Congress should reanimate antitrust laws born in the Gilded Age and apply them to the barons of the 21st century digital economy.The case for regulating Amazon just like a railroad | Nicolás Rivero | July 28, 2020 | Quartz
In 2012, the Kazakh foreign minister actually thanked baron Cohen for making the movie.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Adam baron, who reported for McClatchy and the Christian Science Monitor, was deported in May without any government explanation.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck | Shuaib Almosawa | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I told Seiler that I certainly did remember Edo Vanni, an outfielder who passed through briefly as a baron.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons | Paul Hemphill | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Your dad worked with Sherrill on The baron in 1981 and recorded a few songs for Out Among the Stars around that time.The Inside Story of Johnny Cash’s Legendary Lost LP, ‘Out Among the Stars’ | Andrew Romano | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ryan Seacrest will be there chatting everyone up—and have his security scanning the perimeter for any sign of Sacha baron Cohen.The Most ‘WTF’ Oscar Moments Ever: Rob Lowe’s Duet with Snow White, Sacheen Littlefeather, and the Streaker | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | February 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“This house must have been the hotel of some distinguished family, baron; it is nobly proportioned,” said David Arden.
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!
It was true that his sight had grown accustomed to the obscurity, for he could now see the baron's features much more distinctly.
The baron turned full upon him, and leaned his shoulders against the iron door of the recess.
“But this is not a case of attending a patient, baron,” said David Arden, a little haughtily.
British Dictionary definitions for baron
a member of a specific rank of nobility, esp the lowest rank in the British Isles
(in Europe from the Middle Ages) originally any tenant-in-chief of a king or other overlord, who held land from his superior by honourable service; a land-holding nobleman
a powerful businessman or financier: a press baron
English law (formerly) the title held by judges of the Court of Exchequer
short for baron of beef
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012