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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an ugly evil-looking old woman;
[syn: hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone]

2. a woman of advanced age;
[syn: beldam, beldame]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beldam \Bel"dam\ Beldame \Bel"dame\, n. [Pref. bel-, denoting relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It. belladonna. See Belle, and Dame.] [1913 Webster] 1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire. [1913 Webster] To show the beldam daughters of her daughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag. Syn: hag, beldam, witch, crone. [1913 Webster] Around the beldam all erect they hang. --Akenside. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beldame n 1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone] 2: a woman of advanced age [syn: beldam, beldame]