a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
a wardress in a prison
a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution
A mature woman; a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
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.
a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners
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
Origin: [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother. See Mother.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mā′trun, n. an elderly married woman: an elderly lady of staid and sober habits: a head-nurse in a hospital, or a female superintendent in a school.—ns. Mā′tronage, Mā′tronhood, state of being a matron: a body of matrons.—adj. Mā′tronal, pertaining or suitable to a matron: motherly: grave.—v.t. Mā′tronise, to render matronly: to attend a lady to public places, as protector: to chaperon.—adjs. Mā′tron-like, Mā′tronly, like, becoming, or belonging to a matron: elderly: sedate.—n. Matronym′ic, a name derived from a mother or maternal ancestor—also adj. [Fr.,—L. matrona, a married lady—mater, mother.]
The numerical value of matron in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of matron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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