Definitions for matriarchˈmeɪ triˌɑrk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word matriarch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. matriarch, materfamilias(noun)

    a female head of a family or tribe

  2. matriarch(noun)

    a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

GCIDE

  1. matriarch(n.)

    A woman who dominates or is the most important member of a group or organization; in businesses, often the founder or owner of the largest interest.

  2. matriarch(n.)

    A venerated old woman.

  3. Origin: [L. mater mother + -arch.]

Wiktionary

  1. matriarch(Noun)

    A female leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group.

  2. matriarch(Noun)

    A female founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise.

  3. Origin: From Latin mater (meaning mother) + -arch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matriarch(noun)

    the mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right

  2. Origin: [L. mater mother + -arch.]


Translations for matriarch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for matriarch »

Translation

Find a translation for the matriarch definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these matriarch definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"matriarch." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/matriarch>.

Are we missing a good definition for matriarch? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for matriarch:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.