What does Madonna mean?

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məˈdɒn əMadon·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna(noun)

    the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics

  2. Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone(noun)

    United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)

Wiktionary

  1. madonna(Noun)

    A one-footed lien to tail trick, where the front foot is taken off and kicked out straight down behind the board.

    Etymology: From madonna, from Old ma + donna. The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.

  2. Madonna(ProperNoun)

    The Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

    Etymology: From Italian madonna, from Old Italian ma ("my") + donna ("lady") . The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.

  3. Madonna(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Italian.

    We feel bound to add, however, that it is not very likely, in the usual chances of events, that such names as Alaric Attila Watts should have met in matrimony with those of Zillah Madonna Wiffen; and an unkind world may suggest a mystification somewhere.

    Etymology: From Italian madonna, from Old Italian ma ("my") + donna ("lady") . The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madonna(noun)

    my lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English

    Etymology: [It. madonna my lady. See Dame, Donna, and cf. Madame, Monkey.]

  2. Madonna(noun)

    a picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe)

    Etymology: [It. madonna my lady. See Dame, Donna, and cf. Madame, Monkey.]

Freebase

  1. Madonna

    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American actress, author, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and singer-songwriter. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance and performed in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy. In 1982, Madonna signed to Sire Records and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She has since released a series of successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor. Many of her songs peaked atop record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Madonna

    Madona, ma-don′a, n. a name given to the Virgin, esp. as seen in works of art: (Shak.) my lady.—adv. Madonn′a-wise, after the fashion of the Madonna, esp. in the arrangement of a woman's hair. [It., lit. 'my lady'—L. mea domina.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Madonna

    is the name given to pictures of the Virgin with the infant Christ, and more generally to all sacred pictures in which the Virgin is a prominent figure; the Virgin has been a favourite subject of art from the earliest times, the first representation of her being, according to legend, by St. Luke; different countries and schools have depicted their Madonnas, each in its own characteristic style; the greatest of all are the Sistine and Della Sedia of Raphael.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madonna in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madonna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Madonna in a Sentence

  1. Jenny Afia:

    TheMail Onlinepublished it at a time when, as the journalist ought to have appreciated, Madonna would be powerless to protect the girls from harm.

  2. Trevor Neilson:

    Her (Madonna's) basic belief is that no child, no woman should be attacked anywhere. Period, there needs to be a bright light shone on this problem, which creates an environment that enables the victims to come forward ... and forces law enforcement to pursue these things.

  3. Steve Baltin:

    Even superstars like Madonna are human, so her recent erratic behavior is understandable given the reported circumstances.

  4. Madonna:

    How could I have been anything else but what I am, having been named Madonna. I would either have ended up a nun or this.

  5. Patti LuPone:

    I don't know whether she ever found out about it, i did meet her after her opening night party, and the only thing that Madonna has ever said to me was, 'I'm taller than you.'.

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