A building or institution regarded as noteworthy on account of its age and historic prominence.
A highly respected elderly or middle-aged woman.
A respected woman having extensive experience in her field.
The grande dame of women's professional tennis.
A woman, esp. an older one, of great dignity or prestige.
Origin of grande-dame
- French grande great dame lady
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French grande dame.