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Dame meaning

dame - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.
  2. 2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.
  3. 3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
  4. 4. A mother; - applied to human beings and quadrupeds.
  5. 5. A matron; lady.

dame - examples of usage

  1. These rumours at length reached the ears of the good Dame Heyliger, and, as may be supposed, threw her into a terrible alarm. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. The old housekeeper's blood, if not as ancient, was as quick as that of Dame Tibbets. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. " Certainly," said the little dame, with decision. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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