matron

[Ma┬Ětron]

A matron is a dignified, serious minded married woman. The warden in a women's prison is also called a matron, which may lead you to conclude that the term is often not a glowing compliment.

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

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

Noun
a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

Noun
a wardress in a prison


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

n.
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.


Matron

Ma"tron , n. [F. matrone, L. matrona, fr. mater mother. See Mother.] 1. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
Your wives, your daughters, Your matrons, and your maids.
Grave from her cradle, insomuch that she was a matron before she was a mother.
2. 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. Jury of matrons (Law), a jury of experienced women called to determine the question of pregnancy when set up in bar of execution, and for other cognate purposes.

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

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