WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar•on•ess /ˈbærənɪs/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. World Historythe wife of a baron.
  2. World Historya woman holding the rank of baron.
    See -ess.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar•on•ess  (barə nis),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. World Historythe wife of a baron.
  2. World Historya woman holding a baronial title in her own right.
  • Anglo-French, Old French
  • Anglo-French, Middle French (see baron, -ess); replacing Middle English barnesse
  • late Middle English baronnesse 1400–50
    See  -ess. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Or•czy  (ôrtsē),USA pronunciation n. 
    Em•mus•ka  (emmŏŏsh ko),USA pronunciation  Baroness, 1865–1947, English novelist, born in Hungary.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

baroness /ˈbærənɪs/ n
  1. the wife or widow of a baron
  2. a woman holding the rank of baron in her own right



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