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baron

bar·on

baron

 
 
pronunciation:
bae rn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of the hereditary nobility. In Great Britain, a baron is a nobleman of the lowest rank; peer.
His ancestor, the first baron, received the title for his loyalty and service to the king.
definition 2: a very powerful financier or industrialist in a particular field.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the railroad barons of the last century.
similar words:
magnate
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word barren (not fruitful or useful)? Baron and barren sound alike but have different meanings.