- The definition of baron is the name of a low rank of nobility which comes below the grade of count or viscount or is a wealthy businessman who is a leader in his particular industry.
- A nobleman who owned land and was allowed into parliament is an example of a baron.
- A tycoon is an example of a baron.
A portrait of an 18th century baron.
baron definition by Webster's New World
- in the Middle Ages, a feudal tenant of the king or of any higher-ranking lord; nobleman
- a member of the lowest rank of the British hereditary peerage
- this rank or its title
- a European or Japanese nobleman of like rank
- ☆ a man having great or absolute power in some field of business or industry; magnate: an oil baron
- a large joint of meat, including the whole sirloin or both loins, with the backbone between
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Frankish an unverified form baro, freeman, man ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bher-, to carry from source bear
baron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A British nobleman of the lowest rank.b. A nobleman of continental Europe, ranked differently in various countries.c. A Japanese nobleman of the lowest rank.d. Abbr. Bn. Used as the title for such a nobleman.
- a. A feudal tenant holding his rights and title directly from a king or another feudal superior.b. A lord or nobleman; a peer.
- One having great wealth, power, and influence in a specified sphere of activity: an oil baron.
- A cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.