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ˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑmmadam

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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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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. Benito Mussolini:

    Yes, madam, I am finished. My star has fallen. I work and I try, yet know that all is but a farce.... I await the end of the tragedy and – strangely detached from everything – I do not feel any more an actor. I feel I am the last of spectators.

  2. Charlotte Brontë:

    Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.

  3. Fabrice:

    Trump: "Madam, if you were my wife, I'd poison your tea!" Clinton: "Sir, if you were my husband, I'd drink it!"

  4. Sarah Ransome:

    She was like the madam, she was like the nuts and bolts of the sex trafficking operation.

  5. Charlie Sheen:

    Charlie Sheen said Charlie Sheen found out Charlie Sheen was HIV positive about four years ago. Charlie Sheen symptoms began with crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor, Charlie Sheen recalled. I thought it was over. The star said Charlie Sheen was coming forward with the truth because of the rumors in the press surrounding Charlie Sheen health. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth. Charlie Sheen said the most hurtful rumor Charlie Sheen read claimed Charlie Sheen intentionally transmitted the disease to Charlie Sheen partners. That’s as far from the truth as anything can be, Charlie Sheen said. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. Charlie Sheen was kicked off CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer a contaminated little maggot. Charlie Sheen escapades have also included the revelation that Charlie Sheen spent more than $ 50,000 as a client of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring. You can only hear ‘ winning ’ in the streets so many times, i am approaching a time of more of a philanthropic culture in my life.

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