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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ma•don•naməˈdɒn ə(n.)

  1. the Virgin Mary.

    Category: Religion

  2. a picture or statue representing the Virgin Mary.

    Category: Religion

  3. (l.c.) Archaic. an Italian title of formal address to a woman.

Origin of Madonna:

1575–85; < It: my lady

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna(noun)

    the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics

  2. Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone(noun)

    United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)


  1. Madonna(ProperNoun)

    The Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

  2. Madonna(ProperNoun)


  3. madonna(Noun)

    A one-footed lien to tail trick, where the front foot is taken off and kicked out straight down behind the board.

  4. Origin: From madonna, from Old ma + donna. The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madonna(noun)

    my lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English

  2. Madonna(noun)

    a picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe)


  1. Madonna

    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American actress, author, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and singer-songwriter. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance and performed in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy. In 1982, Madonna signed to Sire Records and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She has since released a series of successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor. Many of her songs peaked atop record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Madonna

    is the name given to pictures of the Virgin with the infant Christ, and more generally to all sacred pictures in which the Virgin is a prominent figure; the Virgin has been a favourite subject of art from the earliest times, the first representation of her being, according to legend, by St. Luke; different countries and schools have depicted their Madonnas, each in its own characteristic style; the greatest of all are the Sistine and Della Sedia of Raphael.

Translations for madonna

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with the ) the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, especially as shown in works of art

a painting of the Madonna and Child.

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