[syn: dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dame \Dame\ (d[=a]m), n. [F. dame, LL. domna, fr. L. domina
mistress, lady, fem. of dominus master, ruler, lord; akin to
domare to tame, subdue. See Tame, and cf. Dam a mother,
Dan, Danger, Dungeon, Dominie, Don, n., Duenna.]
1. A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in
authority; especially, a lady.
Then shall these lords do vex me half so much,
As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.
2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress
of a common school; as, a dame's school.
In the dame's classes at the village school.
3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
4. A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll,
wench, skirt, chick, bird]
2: a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the
limousine for the grand lady" [syn: dame, madam, ma'am,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
133 Moby Thesaurus words for "dame":
Eve, Frau, Fraulein, Jane, Miss, Mistress, Mlle, Mme, Mmes, abbess,
archduchess, babe, baby, baroness, beldam, biddy, bird, bitch,
broad, chatelaine, chick, colleen, countess, crone, cutie,
damoiselle, damsel, daughter of Eve, demoiselle, distaff, doll,
domina, dona, donna, dowager, duchess, duenna, educatress, femme,
filly, first lady, frail, frow, frump, gal, gentlewoman, girl,
girlie, goodwife, governess, grand duchess, grandam, grandmother,
granny, great lady, hag, heifer, hen, homemaker, housewife, hoyden,
instructress, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, khanum, lady, lass,
lassie, little missy, madam, madame, mademoiselle, maid, maiden,
marchioness, margravine, matriarch, matron, mem-sahib, mesdames,
milady, minx, miss, missy, mistress, mother superior, noblewoman,
nymphet, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady,
old trot, old wife, old woman, peeress, piece, romp, schooldame,
schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmarm, schoolmiss, schoolmistress,
senhora, senhorita, signora, signorina, skirt, slip, squaw, subdeb,
subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy,
trot, tutoress, virgin, viscountess, vrouw, wahine, war-horse,
weaker vessel, wench, witch, woman, young creature, young thing