matron Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “matron” in the English Dictionary

"matron" in British English

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matronnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪ.trən/

matron noun [C] (SCHOOL)

UK old-fashioned a ​femalenurse in a ​school

matron noun [C] (HOSPITAL)

UK old-fashioned for senior nursing officer

matron noun [C] (PRISON)

US a woman who is in ​charge of ​femaleprisoners

matron noun [C] (MARRIED WOMAN)

US a ​married woman, ​especially one who is ​old or a widow (= a woman whose ​husband has ​died)
(Definition of matron from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"matron" in American English

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matronnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·trən/

matron noun [C] (WOMAN)

dated a ​married woman who is ​old enough and of a high enough ​socialclass to have the ​respect of ​others

matron noun [C] (MANAGER)

a woman who is in ​charge of women or ​children at a ​hospital, ​policestation, ​prison, or ​school
(Definition of matron from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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