noun Date: 13th century a woman of noble rank ; peeress

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  • Noblewoman — No ble*wom an, n.; pl. {Noblewomen}. A female of noble rank; a peeress. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noblewoman — [nō′bəl woom΄ən] n. pl. noblewomen [no′blewim΄in] a woman who is a member of the nobility; peeress …   English World dictionary

  • noblewoman — UK [ˈnəʊb(ə)lˌwʊmən] / US [ˈnoʊb(ə)lˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms noblewoman : singular noblewoman plural noblewomen a woman who is a member of the nobility …   English dictionary

  • noblewoman — [[t]no͟ʊb(ə)lwʊmən[/t]] noblewomen N COUNT In former times, a noblewoman was a woman who was a member of the nobility. ...a religious retreat for Russian noblewomen and members of royalty. Syn: aristocrat …   English dictionary

  • noblewoman — /noh beuhl woom euhn/, n., pl. noblewomen. a woman of noble birth or rank. [1565 75; NOBLE + WOMAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • noblewoman — noun A woman having a noble rank, especially one belonging to the peerage; a Lady …   Wiktionary

  • noblewoman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gentlewoman, aristocrat, countess, empress; see lady 2 , 3 , royalty …   English dictionary for students

  • noblewoman — no|ble|wom|an [ˈnəubəlˌwumən US ˈnou ] n plural noblewomen [ ˌwımın] a woman who is a member of the highest social class and has a title such as Duchess …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • noblewoman — no|ble|wom|an [ noubl,wumən ] noun count a woman who is a member of the NOBILITY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • noblewoman — nÉ‘blwÊŠmÉ™n / nÉ’ n. gentlewoman; woman of aristocratic birth no·ble·man || nəʊblmÉ™n n. aristocrat …   English contemporary dictionary

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