(initial capital letter) (in Britain)
the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.
the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.
(formerly) a form of address to any woman of rank or authority.
a matronly woman of advanced age; matron.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a term used to refer to a woman: Some dame cut me off and almost caused an accident.
Ecclesiastical. a title of a nun in certain orders.
a mistress of a dame-school.
Archaic. the mistress of a household.
Archaic. a woman of rank or authority, especially a female ruler.
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How to use dame in a sentence
There’s a lot to learn about that ice, says lunar exploration scientist Clive Neal of the University of Notre dame in Indiana.Artemis I finally launched. Here’s what it means for human spaceflight | Liz Kruesi | November 16, 2022 | Science News
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Portland also re-signed both Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkić, who should help dame carry the offensive load.The NBA Teams That Leveled Up — And Found Bargains — In Free Agency | Jared Dubin | July 7, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Cody Smith, who studies neural biology at the University of Notre dame in Indiana, was well aware that the heart was packed with nerve cells.Glial cells may take on big jobs in unexpected parts of the body | Laura Sanders | June 2, 2022 | Science News
Each of these approaches has strengths and limitations, says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, a disaster risk engineer at the University of Notre dame in Indiana.Scientists hope to mimic the most extreme hurricane conditions | Carolyn Gramling | May 31, 2022 | Science News
“This is campaign activity,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a law professor and associate dean at the University of Notre dame.
Over a glass (or more) of port, we toast to the Queen…and dame Judi Dench.
dame Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has turned tales of critical bashing into a delightful play.
Both are graduate students in biology at the University of Notre dame.
But a study out of Notre dame this month appears to offer some support for the much-maligned tests.
But "the cards never forgive," and as a rule dame Fortune is relentless to the reckless player.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
dame Dorothy Packington sent the trusty and well beloved Thos.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
In a flash Isabel had responded with a challenge of appeal, which that accomplished dame was quick to understand.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Here the proud state that claimed him as her own offspring, met him with the injustice of a malignant step-dame.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
At all events, we have nothing but this minister-general between us and Notre-dame.
British Dictionary definitions for dame (1 of 2)
(formerly) a woman of rank or dignity; lady
a nun who has taken the vows of her order, esp a Benedictine
archaic, mainly British a matronly or elderly woman
slang, mainly US and Canadian a woman
Also called: pantomime dame British the role of a comic old woman in a pantomime, usually played by a man
British Dictionary definitions for Dame (2 of 2)
the title of a woman who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire or any of certain other orders of chivalry
the legal title of the wife or widow of a knight or baronet, placed before her name: Dame Judith Compare Lady
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