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madam


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Madam  \Mad"am\,  n.;  pl  {Madams},  or  {Mesdames}.  [See  {Madame}.] 
  A  gentlewoman;  --  an  appellation  or  courteous  form  of  address 
  given  to  a  lady,  especially  an  elderly  or  a  married  lady;  -- 
  much  used  in  the  address,  at  the  beginning  of  a  letter,  to  a 
  woman.  The  corresponding  word  in  addressing  a  man  is  Sir. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  madam 
  n  1:  a  woman  of  refinement  [syn:  {dame},  {madame},  {ma'am},  {lady}, 
  {gentlewoman}] 
  2:  a  woman  who  runs  a  house  of  prostitution  [syn:  {brothel 
  keeper}] 




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