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dame

 (dām)
n.
1. Used formerly as a courtesy title for a woman in authority or a mistress of a household.
2.
a. A married woman; a matron.
b. An elderly woman.
3. Often Offensive Slang A woman.
4. Chiefly British
a. A woman holding a nonhereditary title conferred by a sovereign in recognition of personal merit or service to the country.
b. The wife or widow of a knight.
c. Used as the title for such a woman.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin domina, feminine of dominus, lord, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]
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dame

(deɪm)
n
1. (Sociology) (formerly) a woman of rank or dignity; lady
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a nun who has taken the vows of her order, esp a Benedictine
3. archaic chiefly Brit a matronly or elderly woman
4. slang chiefly US and Canadian a woman
5. (Theatre) Also called: pantomime dame Brit the role of a comic old woman in a pantomime, usually played by a man
[C13: from Old French, from Latin domina lady, mistress of a household]

Dame

(in Britain) n
1. (Sociology) the title of a woman who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire or any of certain other orders of chivalry
2. (Sociology) 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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dame

(deɪm)

n.
1. (cap.) (in Britain)
a. the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.
b. the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.
2. (formerly) a form of address to any woman of rank or authority.
3. a matronly woman of advanced age; matron.
4. Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a woman; female.
5. Archaic. the mistress of a household.
6. Archaic. a woman of rank or authority, esp. a female ruler.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin domina, feminine of dominus lord, master]
usage: Definition 4 is sometimes perceived as insulting. The context in which the word is used will usually clarify the intent of the speaker.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dame - informal terms for a (young) womandame - informal terms for a (young) woman  
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
2.dame - a woman of refinementdame - a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
grande dame - a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
madame - title used for a married Frenchwoman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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dame

noun
1. lady, baroness, dowager, grande dame (French), noblewoman, peeress a Dame of the British Empire
2. (Slang, chiefly U.S. and Canad.) woman, girl, lady, female, bird (slang), maiden (archaic), miss, chick (slang), maid (archaic), gal (slang), lass, lassie (informal), wench (facetious) This is one classy dame you've got yourself here.
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Translations
سَيِّدهسَيِّدَه شَريفَه
dámaženská
damekvinde
damamujertía (informal)
női lovagi rang
hefîarkonakona
bobadamamoteris
dāmakundzītesievišķis
kadınkadın şövalye

dame

[deɪm] N
1. Dame (Brit) (= title) título aristocrático para mujeres equivalente a "sir"
2. (esp Brit) (o.f.) → dama f, señora f (Brit) (Theat) personaje de mujer anciana en las pantomimas británicas interpretado por un actor PANTOMIME
3. (US) (o.f.) (= woman) → tía f, gachí f (Sp)
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dame

[ˈdeɪm] n
(US) (= woman) → nana f
(THEATRE) (also pantomime dame) → vieille dame f (rôle comique joué par un homme)
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dame

n
Dame (Brit) Titel der weiblichen Träger des „Order of the British Empire“
(= old lady)Dame f; Dame Fortune (esp Brit) → Frau Fortuna f
(Theat, in pantomime) → (komische) Alte
(US inf) → Weib nt (inf)
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dame

[deɪm] n (title, also) (Am) (fam) → donna, madama; (in pantomime) personaggio comico di donna attempata recitato da un uomo
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dame

(deim) noun
1. (the status of) a lady of the same rank as a knight. There were several dames at the royal wedding.
2. (American) a woman.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Meanwhile, two female actors are also required; the first one, of any age, to play the part of a pantomime dame and another, also of any age, is required for three small roles.
I wonder how many will have watched the clip of a shrill white woman gesticulating like a pantomime dame, only to turn off the screen with a sense of revulsion tempered by extreme embarrassment.
Lez Cope-Newman, chairman of Love Loughborough, compered the event, with the assistance of the pantomime dame, and Alan Birchenall from Leicester City Football Club.
Tonight we meet the people who hope to become a pantomime dame, a presenter for a TV shopping channel and a backstage celebrity reporter.
Kemp had cameo roles as a pantomime dame in Velvet Goldmine in 1998 and as the pub landlord in 1973 horror film The Wicker Man.
No stranger to treading the boards, he has regularly appeared as a pantomime dame in local productions but accepted an invitation to take part in the musical which will set sail at Middlesbrough Theatre in April.
THEATRE Mother Goose An evening of love interest, villains and, of course, a pantomime dame as the Burjesta Theatre puts on its first panto since opening with Mother Goose.
The main characters shone with a lovely Princess Aurora, suitably over-the-top Queen Dotty (a real pantomime dame), King Norbert who was easily fooled and a bumbling Billy playing the fool.
The comedian, actor, radio personality, pantomime dame, charity worker and newspaper columnist, to name a few of his roles, had been celebrating his 90th for a whole week by the time his celebrations came to an end at the weekend.
Dave Burn, who played villain El Loco, and Robbie Nixon, the pantomime Dame, were highly commended for their performances, while principal boy Bethany Marshall was nominated for best overall actress.
Angus Lennie as Shughie McFee in Crossroads, with motel chef Carlos, in The Great Escape and with Stanley Baxter as a pantomime dame |
What other possible reason could there be for her attending the do dressed as a pantomime dame? This fussy flora fright turns out to be the work of Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana We think it looks like Katy forgot her party dress and her stylist knocked this little number together out of the hotel curtains.