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English definition of “baron”

baron

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbærən/
TITLE a man of high social rank in the UK and other parts of Europe: Baron ThyssenRoyalty, aristocracy and titlesImportant people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
RICH a man who owns or controls a lot of a particular industry: a wealthy media baronTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsPeople who buy thingsBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleWealthy people
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