Definitions for matronˈmeɪ trən
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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.
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