What does Madam mean?

Definitions for Madam
ˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑmMadam

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Madam.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewomannoun

    a woman of refinement

    "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"

  2. madam, brothel keepernoun

    a woman who runs a house of prostitution

GCIDE

  1. Madamnoun

    The woman who is in charge of a household.

    Etymology: [See Madame.]

  2. Madamnoun

    The woman who is in charge of a brothel.

    Etymology: [See Madame.]

Wiktionary

  1. madamnoun

    A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

    Etymology: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

  2. madamnoun

    The mistress of a household.

    Etymology: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

  3. madamnoun

    A conceited or quarrelsome girl.

    Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.

    Etymology: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

  4. madamnoun

    A woman who runs a brothel.

    When she was getting too old to work as a prostitute she became a madam.

    Etymology: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madamnoun

    a gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir

    Etymology: [See Madame.]

Freebase

  1. Madam

    Madam, or madame, is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to "ma'am". The abbreviation is "Mme" and the plural is mesdames. The term was borrowed from the French madame, which means "my lady".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Madam

    mad′am, n. a courteous form of address to a lady, esp. an elderly or a married one: a woman of fashion:—pl. Mad′ams, or Mesdames (mā-dam′). [Fr.,—ma, my, dame, lady—L. mea domina.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Madam

    In New England the term applied to the deceased wife of a person of local distinction, such as the parson, doctor, etc. In the southern states it expresses the mistress or master’s wife universally among the Negroes. Elsewhere it is either Madam or Ma’am for a mother.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Madam' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2863

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madam in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Madam in a Sentence

  1. Barry Neil Kaufman:

    To a talkative woman Madam, don't you have any unexpressed thoughts

  2. Sydney Smith:

    Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

  3. Lady Astor and William Churchill:

    if you were my husband, I would feed you poison." "if you were my wife, madam, I would take it!

  4. Trey Gowdy:

    Help us understand how Sidney Blumenthal had that kind of access to you, Madam Secretary, but the ambassador did not.

  5. Marsha Blackburn:

    But if she had brought up policies, I would’ve loved to have said, ‘Madam Vice President, you need to get to the border. You need to talk to the Border Patrol,'.

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