madame: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mad'um mu&sylpdam', -däm', ma- Fr. ma&sylpdam'), [key]
— pl. mes•dames
  1. a French title of respect equivalent to “Mrs.”, used alone or prefixed to a woman's married name or title: Madame Curie.
  2. (in English) a title of respect used in speaking to or of an older woman, esp. one of distinction, who is not of American or British origin. Abbr.: Mme.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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