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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Annes is a dame of dubious virtue.
▪ But Mrs Pigdon was a sharp-eyed dame for all that.
▪ This was not an ordinary room but rather the boudoir of a grande dame.
▪ You should have seen the dame!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dame \Dame\ (d[=a]m), n. [F. dame, LL. domna, fr. L. domina mistress, lady, fem. of dominus master, ruler, lord; akin to domare to tame, subdue. See Tame, and cf. Dam a mother, Dan, Danger, Dungeon, Dominie, Don, n., Duenna.]

  1. A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.

    Then shall these lords do vex me half so much, As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.

  2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.

    In the dame's classes at the village school.

  3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.

  4. A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from Old French dame "lady, mistress, wife," from Late Latin domna, from Latin domina "lady, mistress of the house," from Latin domus "house" (see domestic). Legal title for the wife of a knight or baronet. Slang sense of "woman" first attested 1902 in American English.


n. 1 (context British English) The (l en equivalent) title to (l en Sir) for a female (l en knight). 2 (context dated informal slightly derogatory US English) A woman. 3 A traditional character in British pantomime, a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag. 4 (context archaic English) (l en lady Lady), woman.

  1. n. informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird]

  2. a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady" [syn: madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman]

Dame (disambiguation)

" Dame" is a female noble title equivalent to "sir" for knights.

Dame may also refer to:

  • "Dame" (song), the second single from RBD's third studio album Celestial
  • Delhi Airport Metro Express, an express line of Delhi Metro network.
  • A pantomime dame
  • "Dame", 1996 song by Luis Miguel from the album Nada Es Igual
  • A title of respect for certain Benedictine nuns equivalent to the male " Dom"
  • An old word for the game pieces in the game of draughts or checkers
  • Dame (Go), a term in game of Go

Damè is a town and arrondissement in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Toffo. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 11,034.

Dame (song)

"Dame" (English: "Give Me") is a song written by Carlos Lara and recorded by RBD for their third Spanish studio album Celestial (2006). The song was sent to radio stations in the United States to see what the results would become. The song debuted in February 2007 at number 42 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs in the US and has peaked at number 38 ever since.

During the Celestial tour, Christopher and Alfonso sang a few rap verses after the second chorus. In The Live Nation Show this rap was done just by Christopher.

Usage examples of "dame".

Abu Obeidah admonished his brethren not to despise the baser origin of Dames, since he himself, could he relinquish the public care, would cheerfully serve under the banner of the slave.

I had gone forth to visit Dame Clatworthy, who hath the tertian ague, and they did beset me on my return.

Michael noted, as he turned to the Grand Dame Alpha with his hands loose and open.

And to keep safe the werewolf clans of Crimson City, the Grand Dame Alpha would do anything.

Grand Dame Alpha, Michael highly doubted the accuracy of that last barb.

Did the Grand Dame Alpha contact the vampires or police about the murder?

Grand Dame Alpha, an odd look on her face as she watched Keeli struggle to sit up.

Grand Dame Alpha, stalking through the wolves with a strength and poise that Michael would never have imagined, considering her age.

Grand Dame Alpha was sitting at her desk in front of the fireplace when Michael knocked on the door and entered her room.

The article practically accused the Grand Dame Alpha of violating clan trust to pull strings for her granddaughter.

Jesu our alther liege Lord to leave their wassailing for there was above one quick with child, a gentle dame, whose time hied fast.

Dame Prudence, and her wise information and teaching, his heart gan incline to the will of his wife, considering her true intent, he conformed him anon and assented fully to work after her counsel, and thanked God, of whom proceedeth all goodness and all virtue, that him sent a wife of so great discretion.

The beloved son-in-law of the minister, speaking with an open heart to his friends, who were travelling, and absent, represented the King to them as a sort of country-gentleman, given up now to the domestic and uniform life of the manor-house, more than ever devoted to his dame bourgeoise, and making love ecstatically at the feet of this young nymph of fifty seasons.

Dame Elianor Butteler, daughter of the Earl of Shrewsbury, to whom he was affianced, and transferred the royal affections to her own daughter.

Er zijn twee oude dames, die ik niet ken, en die naar de cadeaux kijken, of ze er een paar in hun zak willen steken.