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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Title for a married woman.

Usage examples (39)
  • The dame had little use for her sick husband.
  • My grand-dame is sharp of hearing and light of slumber.
  • Chess-players may have borrowed the word dame from the game of draughts.
  • In the animal wing a strange-looking dame is down at the end, talking to a sleepy tiger. for more
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  • The queen made the woman a "dame" (a titled woman) for her work to "damn" (a curse) the efforts to build a "dam" (any barrier) on the river.
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