What does Baron mean?

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ˈbær ənbaron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baronnoun

    a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank

  2. baronnoun

    a British peer of the lowest rank

  3. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoonnoun

    a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    "an oil baron"


  1. baronnoun

    The male ruler of a barony.

  2. baronnoun

    A male member of the lowest rank of British nobility.

  3. baronnoun

    A particular cut of beef, made up of a double sirloin.

  4. Etymology: From baron, late Latin baro, barōnem (not to be confused with classical bāro, bārōnem "simpleton"),

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BARONnoun

    Etymology: The etymology of this word is very uncertain. Baro, among the Romans, signified a brave warriour, or a brutal man; and, from the first of these significations, Gilles Ménage derives baron, as a term of military dignity. Others suppose it originally to signify only a man; in which sense baron, or varon, is still used by the Spaniards; and, to confirm this conjecture, our law yet uses baron and femme, husband and wife. Others deduce it from her, an old Gaulish word, signifying commander; others from the Hebrew נבד, of the same import. Some think it a contraction of par homme, or peer, which seems least probable.

    They that bear
    The cloth of state above, are four barons
    Of the cinque ports. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baronnoun

    a title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount

  2. Baronnoun

    a husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife


  1. Baron

    Baron is a title of honour, often hereditary, and ranked as one of the lowest titles in the various nobiliary systems of Europe.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. baron

    In England a title of nobility,—the grade between the baronet and viscount,—the lowest grade in the House of Lords.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Baron' in Nouns Frequency: #2770

Anagrams for Baron »

  1. aborn

  2. NORBA

  3. boran

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baron in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Baron in a Sentence

  1. Kensington Palace:

    The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales, his titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

  2. Nick Drummond:

    We were actually told by a neighbor that the home was rumored to have been built by a bootlegger and a German baron.

  3. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  4. Philipp Meyer:

    The era of the cattle baron is over, the Son.

  5. Prof Karlan:

    The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he cant make him a baron.

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