Definitions for matronˈmeɪ trən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•tronˈmeɪ trən(n.)

  1. a married woman, esp. one who is mature and dignified.

  2. a woman who has charge of the domestic affairs of a hospital or other institution.

  3. a woman officer, as in a prison for women.

Origin of matron:

1350–1400; ME matrone < L mātrōna a married woman, wife, der. of mātermother1

ma•tron•alˈmeɪ trə nl, ˈmæ-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. matron(noun)

    a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified

  2. matron(noun)

    a wardress in a prison

  3. matron(noun)

    a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

Wiktionary

  1. matron(Noun)

    A mature woman; a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.

  2. matron(Noun)

    A housekeeper; especially, a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public institution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matron(noun)

    a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners

  2. Matron(noun)

    a housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital

Freebase

  1. Matron

    Matron is the job title of a very senior nurse in several countries, including the United Kingdom, its former colonies, and also the Republic of Ireland, although the title Clinical Nurse Manager has become acceptable as an alternative.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

matron(noun)

a senior nurse in charge of a hospital.

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