What does baron mean?

Definitions for baron
ˈbær ənbaron

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word baron.

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.


  1. BARON

    BARON is a computational system for solving non-convex optimization problems to global optimality. Purely continuous, purely integer, and mixed-integer nonlinear problems can be solved by the solver. Linear programming (LP), nonlinear programming (NLP), mixed integer programming (MIP), and mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) are supported. In a comparison of different solvers, BARON solved the most benchmark problems and required the least amount of time per problem.BARON is available under the AIMMS, AMPL, GAMS, JuMP, MATLAB, Pyomo, and YALMIP modeling environments on a variety of platforms. The GAMS/BARON solver is also available on the NEOS Server.The development of the BARON algorithms and software has been recognized by the 2004 INFORMS Computing Society Prize and the 2006 Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for excellence in computational mathematical programming from the Mathematical Optimization Society.


  1. baron

    A baron is a member of the nobility, particularly a rank of nobility in various European countries, often below the rank of count or viscount. In the United Kingdom, barons comprise a part of the House of Lords. The title may also refer to a powerful or influential person in business or industry, often called a 'business baron'.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BARON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baron is ranked #2234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Baron surname appeared 16,308 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Baron.

    80.6% or 13,146 total occurrences were White.
    11.5% or 1,884 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.8% or 620 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 388 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.5% or 253 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  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. Ted Koppel:

    When I disagreed, Sasha Baron Cohen showed me a photograph on Sasha Baron Cohen laptop of a huge inaugural crowd and a man holding a digital clock on a pole, the clock said 11 p.m. My interviewer pointed out that if the crowd was that huge at 11, hours after the actual inauguration, it had to have been the biggest ever.

  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. Philipp Meyer:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Johnny Depp:

    It's a lot of fun to revisit the Mad Hatter, it was a gas to get back together with the cast of before, and then the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen certainly upped the stakes quite a lot ... It was great because this particular film .... has a bit more of the Hatter - there are a lot more layers of things going on.

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