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You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.
Frank Sinatra

Meaning of "dame" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DAME

From Old French, from Latin domina lady, mistress of a household.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DAME

dame  [deɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dame is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of dame in the English dictionary

The first definition of dame in the dictionary is a woman of rank or dignity; lady. Other definition of dame is a nun who has taken the vows of her order, esp a Benedictine. Dame is also a matronly or elderly woman.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DAME


aim
eɪm
became
bɪˈkeɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
fame
feɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
game
ɡeɪm
lame
leɪm
name
neɪm
nickname
ˈnɪkˌneɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
tame
teɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DAME

damask
damask rose
damask steel
damaskeen
damaskin
damassin
damboard
dambrod
Dame Fortune
dame school
dame´s rocket
dame´s violet
damewort
damfool
damiana
Damien
Damietta
daminozide

WORDS THAT END LIKE DAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
put to shame
rename
sesame
Suriname
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of dame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dame» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dame
baroness · bird · charlie · chick · chook · dowager · female · gal · girl · grande dame · lady · lass · lassie · maid · maiden · miss · noblewoman · peeress · wahine · wench · woman

Translation of «dame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DAME

Find out the translation of dame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣母院
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dame
570 millions of speakers

English

dame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डेम
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سيدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дама
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dame
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গৃহিণী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kemasyhuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Freifrau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

デイム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dame
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

phu nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டேம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दंतकथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kadın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dama
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dame
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дама
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dame
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

dame
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Dame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dame
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dame
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dame

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DAME»

The term «dame» is very widely used and occupies the 7.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of dame
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «dame».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dame» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dame» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dame

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9 QUOTES WITH «DAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dame.
1
Kathy Baker
I did not see myself as a leading lady. I thought I was really funny-looking and I would never be the lead, and I certainly would never do film or television. I wanted to do theater. I wanted to be the grand dame of the American stage.
2
Bette Davis
I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.
3
Oscar Hammerstein II
There is nothin' like a dame.
4
John Lahr
Dame Edna is that rarest sighting in our time of the absolute comic, an inspired personification of caprice whose comedy answered the primal call to take the audience for a tumble.
5
Evangeline Lilly
I am a classy dame.
6
Charlie Pierce
One of the great changes wrought by the increased public awareness of Alzheimer's - and thank you, Nancy Reagan, you wonderful tough old dame, you - is that people in the early stages of the disease are now speaking out while they still have the capacity to do so.
7
David O. Selznick
This dame keeps dragging me into the bushes. Keep your eye open, you may have to rescue me.
8
Frank Sinatra
You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.
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Mae West
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DAME»

Discover the use of dame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of ...
He goes on to map the critical reception and many-layered afterlives of these chimeras, notably in the works of such artists and writers as Charles Méryon, Victor Hugo, and photographer Henri Le Secq.
Michael Camille, 2008
2
Nothing Like a Dame: The Scandals of Shirley Porter
Presenting an account of one of the strangest episodes in British political history, this work tells of Shirley Porter's wealthy upbringing as the daughter of Jack Cohen, the founder of Tesco; her rise to power in Westminster; and about the ...
Andrew Hosken, 2007
3
Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550
This book is a history of the early musical life of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame.
Craig Wright, 2008
4
Rockne of Notre Dame : The Making of a Football Legend: The ...
The book gives us colorful descriptions of such Rockne teams as the undefeated 1924 eleven led by the illustrious Four Horsemen, and the 1930 squad, Rockne's last and greatest.
Ray Robinson, 1999
5
Church of Notre Dame in Montreal: An Architectural History
Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O ...
Franklin Toker, 1991
6
Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football
Both social history and sports history, this book documents as never before the first half-century of Notre Dame football and relates it to the rise of big-time intercollegiate athletics, the college sports reform movement, and the corrupt ...
Murray A. Sperber, 1993
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Thanking Father Ted: Thirty-Five Years of Notre Dame Coeducation
The book includes celebrity letters from such notables as former coaches Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian, television personality Regis Philbin, NBC news chief financial correspondent Anne Thompson, and athletes Joe Theismann, Tom Clements, and ...
Darin Palmer, 2007
8
Pierre Cochereau: Organist of Notre-Dame
Noted organist and scholar Anthony Hammond tells the full story, for the first time, of one of the great organists of the twentieth century.
Anthony Hammond, 2012
9
Grande Dame Guignol Cinema: A History of Hag Horror from ...
"This critical analysis examines 45 films featuring "grande dames" in horror films.
Peter Shelley, 2009
10
Ecology of Marine Bivalves: An Ecosystem Approach
In the marine ecosystem these species play a unique and essential role. This book examines the ecology of bivalves from an ecosystem or holistic view, taking into consideration their processes, interactions, and components.
Richard F. Dame, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dame is used in the context of the following news items.
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Notre Dame Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and we're somehow within two months of Notre Dame football's ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
Elite 11 culture impacts Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire
Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire served as a counselor for the Elite 11 Finals in Beaverton, Ore. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN) ... «Notre Dame Insider, Jul 15»
3
She really DOES look this good: L'Oreal moisturiser advert featuring …
An advert for L'Oreal moisturiser featuring the actress Dame Helen Mirren has been cleared following a complaint that claimed post-production ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Cedar Creek football players bond on trip to Notre Dame
Members of the Cedar Creek High School football team run out of the tunnel on to the Notre Dame football field during a visit in June. «Press of Atlantic City, Jul 15»
5
Michael McRae stabbed, father arrested on Notre-Dame St. in city's …
Police and paramedics were called to an apartment in the 6000 block of Notre-Dame Street, off St. Joseph Boulevard near Jeanne D'Arc ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
6
VIDEO: 'Delight' as Dame Joan officially opens village hall
Those in attendance included retired actress and long-time Ashurst resident Dame Joan Plowright, former Horsham District Councillor Roger ... «West Sussex Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Notre Dame, Addison lead all-state softball picks
Three members of the Elmira Notre Dame softball team have earned all-state softball honors while Addison's Kiwi Burrell was named Class C ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Jul 15»
8
At No. 11 is Massachusetts.
Most Recent To Sign Scholarship: This February Notre Dame inked kicker Justin Yoon (Milton), who is expected to start from day one. Offensive ... «Irish Illustrated, Jul 15»
9
Notre Dame center Nick Martin named to Rimington Trophy watch list
Notre Dame offensive lineman Nick Martin (72) during the game against Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Tempe, Arizona. «Notre Dame Insider, Jul 15»
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BRIEF: Four Notre Dame players appear on Bednarik, Maxwell …
Four Notre Dame players appeared on the Bednarik and Maxwell Award preseason watch lists, which were released on Tuesday. «The Elkhart Truth, Jul 15»

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