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BARON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does baron mean? 

BARON (noun)
  The noun BARON has 3 senses:

1. a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
2. a British peer of the lowest rank
3. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

  Familiarity information: BARON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARON (noun)


Sense 1baron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("baron" is a kind of...):

Lord; noble; nobleman (a titled peer of the realm)


Sense 2baron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A British peer of the lowest rank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("baron" is a kind of...):

peer (a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage)


Sense 3baron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very wealthy or powerful businessman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

big businessman; business leader; tycoon; magnate; top executive; baron; mogul; king; power

Context example:

an oil baron

Hypernyms ("baron" is a kind of...):

businessman; man of affairs (a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "baron"):

oil tycoon (a powerful person in the oil business)


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