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matron

ma·tron

matron

 
pronunciation:
meI trn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a married woman, usu. of mature age, with an established and dignified position in the community.
synonyms:
dowager
similar words:
lady, matriarch
definition 2: a woman who supervises and maintains order in a large, usu. female institution such as a women's prison or school.
synonyms:
mistress
similar words:
headmistress, housemother, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, warden
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derivation: matronal (adj.)
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