- a married Frenchwoman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs, and sometimes extended to older unmarried women to show respect and to women of other nationalities
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- a French title equivalent to Mrs.:Madame Curie.Abbr.: Mme.
Fr. ma dam′),USA pronunciation n., pl. mes•dames (mā dam′, -däm′; Fr. mā dam′).USA pronunciation (often cap.)
- a French title of respect equivalent to "Mrs.'', used alone or prefixed to a woman's married name or title:Madame Curie.
- (in English) a title of respect used in speaking to or of an older woman, esp. one of distinction, who is not of American or British origin. Abbr.: Mme.
- French; see madam