What does matron mean?

Definitions for matron
ˈmeɪ trənma·tron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matron(noun)

    a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified

  2. matron(noun)

    a wardress in a prison

  3. matron(noun)

    a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

Wiktionary

  1. matron(Noun)

    A mature woman; a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.

  2. matron(Noun)

    A housekeeper; especially, a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public institution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matron(noun)

    a wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners

    Etymology: [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother. See Mother.]

  2. Matron(noun)

    a housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital

    Etymology: [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother. See Mother.]

Freebase

  1. Matron

    Matron is the job title of a very senior nurse in several countries, including the United Kingdom, its former colonies, and also the Republic of Ireland, although the title Clinical Nurse Manager has become acceptable as an alternative.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Matron

    mā′trun, n. an elderly married woman: an elderly lady of staid and sober habits: a head-nurse in a hospital, or a female superintendent in a school.—ns. Mā′tronage, Mā′tronhood, state of being a matron: a body of matrons.—adj. Mā′tronal, pertaining or suitable to a matron: motherly: grave.—v.t. Mā′tronise, to render matronly: to attend a lady to public places, as protector: to chaperon.—adjs. Mā′tron-like, Mā′tronly, like, becoming, or belonging to a matron: elderly: sedate.—n. Matronym′ic, a name derived from a mother or maternal ancestor—also adj. [Fr.,—L. matrona, a married lady—mater, mother.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. matron

    A woman, generally the wife of some well-behaved and good soldier, who is employed to assist in the hospital, do the washing, etc., and is under the direction of the surgeon, by whom she is originally appointed to the situation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matron in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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