The definition of a baroness is a woman who is among the low ranking nobility or is a wife or widow of a nobleman of low rank.
An example of a baroness is a noblewoman who is below the rank of count or viscount.
- a baron's wife, widow, or (in some European countries) daughter
- a woman with a barony in her own right
Origin of baronessMiddle English and Old French baronesse
- a. The wife or widow of a baron.b. A woman holding the title to a barony.
- Used as the title for such a noblewoman.