baron

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baron a very wealthy or powerful businessman "an oil baron"
    • n baron a British peer of the lowest rank
    • n baron a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Baron de Book-Worms The Baron de Book-Worms
The Baron's Assistant Reader The Baron's Assistant Reader
The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings
The Baron shoots at the snake The Baron shoots at the snake
The Baron slays the horned snake The Baron slays the horned snake
The Baron kills the bear The Baron kills the bear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cutthroat Island is the biggest movie flop in history, losing an estimated $81 million. It’s almost double the loss of the second-biggest money loser, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($48.1 million).
    • Baron (Old Law) A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
    • Baron A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The infamous "Red Baron" was German World War I pilot Manfred von Richthofen.
    • n baron In Great Britain, the title of a nobleman holding the lowest rank in the peerage; a member of the baronage: as, Baron Arundell of Wardour; a Scotch baron. The children of barons have the title “Honorable.” Originally the barons, being the feudatories of princes, were the proprietors of land held by honorable service. Hence in ancient records the word barons comprehends all the nobility. All such in England had in early times a right to sit in Parliament. Anciently barons were greater, such as held their lands of the king in capite, or lesser, such as held their lands of the greater barons by military service in capite. “The present barons are— Barons by prescription, for that they and their ancestors have immemorially sat in the Upper House.
    • n baron A title of the judges or officers of the English Court of Exchequer, hence called barons of the Exchequer, the president of the court being called chief baron.
    • n baron In law and heraldry, a husband: as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
    • n baron On the continent of Europe, especially in France and Germany, a member of the lowest order of hereditary nobility: in Germany, same as Freiherr.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Baron bar′on a title of rank, the lowest in the House of Peers: formerly a title of the judges of the Court of Exchequer: in feudal times the tenants-in-chief of the Crown, later the peers or great lords of the realm generally: till 1832, the name for the parliamentary representatives of the Cinque Ports: in Germany, the signification, instead of becoming restricted as in England, has become extended—the greater or dynasty barons having all been elevated to higher titles, a large number being designated barons in virtue of a diploma from some reigning prince, the title being used also by all his descendants
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. baron, barun, OF. baron, accus. of ber, F. baron, prob. fr. OHG. baro,not found) bearer, akin to E. bear, to support; cf. O. Frisian bere, LL. baro, It. barone, Sp. varon,. From the meaning bearer,of burdens) seem to have come the senses strong man, man,in distinction from woman), which is the oldest meaning in French, and lastly, nobleman,. Cf. L. baro, simpleton. See Bear to support
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. barun, -on—Low L. baro, -onem; in the Romance tongues the word meant a man as opposed to a woman, a strong man, a warrior; traced by some to Celt. bar, a hero; by others to Old High Ger. bero, bearer, carrier.

Usage

In literature:

His successor, Baron Burian, entered upon his office with an established reputation and a political programme.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
The land baron conducted his companion to a distant room up stairs, the door of which he threw open.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
In 1762 the estate was sold to Henry Vassall Fox, Baron Holland, the famous Whig, who died there in 1774.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Lord George Germain was in love with his cousin, Miss De Baron!
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
It was just after she had divorced that horrible first husband of hers and married the Baron von Marwitz.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
In her heart she did not like the Baron.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She had only one remaining brother, the present Baron de los Oscos.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The Baron may come in at any moment.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
In a few minutes Fisher had the satisfaction of seeing the Baron sit up in bed.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" by Various
You just think the matter over, Herr Commissionsrath; I shall come back in a day or two with my little baron, and get your answer.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The old Baron dismounted, and came in, with courteous greetings.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Towards spring we received a visit from our neighbor, Baron Arven.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Yet still he concentrated on the lithe, tense figure of Jacques Rombeau holding the fuming Baron Morriere at bay.
"The Time Mirror" by Clark South
Bertrand de Born, the petty baron, was on terms of perfect equality with the sons of Henry II.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
Raised to peerage, 1776, as Baron Amherst of Holmesdale.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Hence the power of each Baron was absolute within his dominions; and from his acts there was no appeal, much less redress.
"Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards" by Evan Evans
If the Baron likes to reveal to you my identity, he will do so.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
That man was in open contempt, Baron.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller
Perhaps, although I'm not a Baron, I have an unimpeachable position.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Ivan had ever regarded the Baron more with fear and awe, than with those feelings of affection and respect, which a son owes to a parent.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Messages from the Crusader
Fell into a Baron's hands;
Who, with subtle treason working,
Coveted dark Colin's lands:
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"This grimme barone 'twas our harde happe
But yester morne to see;
When to his bowre he bare my love,
And sore misused mee.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
"Goe fetch my sword Excalibar,
Goe saddle me my steede;
Nowe, by my faye, that grimme barone
Shall rue this ruthfulle deede."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Tears upon his eyelids glistened,
As he paused awhile and listened,
And the dying baron slowly
Turned his weary head to hear.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And the lightning showed the sainted
Figures on the casement painted,
And exclaimed the shuddering baron,
"Miserere, Domine!"
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"See you where the Baron's people
Come with him along the road?
Go and tell them quickly, 'Colin
Rules again his own abode.'"
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Baron, the 13-year-old world-famous German shepherd stud, is the proud father of more than 3,000 offspring, producing many champions.
Yesterday I reported on the closing of Baron Brewing and the impending garage sale.
Cafection executives Frank Baron, left, and Denis Maillé proudly celebrate a record sales month.
Black Flag, Fear, Tarot Bolero, Get Hustle, Final Conflict, Burlesque Affair, Baron Montaigne & the Chandeliers.
Crazy P's James Baron Names the Soundsystem's Five Essential Jams.
Indian liquor and airline baron Vijay Mallya, dubbed the King of Good Times, has been having nothing but bad times lately.
Baron Davis is out for a year, Mike Bibby appears to be a distant memory and Steve Nash, the team's prized point guard target, is now heading to Los Angeles.
Veteran Mike Bibby started last night against the Nets and it's not inconceivable for interim coach Mike Woodson's favorite son to be the starting point guard in the first round of the playoffs if Baron Davis breaks down.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #18 of the Oklahoma City Barons skates against the Lake Erie Monsters in this file photo.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Richard Barone, center, will present a free concert in Red Bank on July 30.
The Bonita Vista Barons will, in the words of head coach Greg Raby, be fielding a "very, very young" team in 2012.
Baron to replace Brauchli as Wash. Thursday, December 13, 2012.
Sacha Baron Cohen disperses the fake ashes of late Kim Jong Il on the red carpet.
We're all wondering: Did Ryan Seacrest know about Sacha Baron Cohen's little red-carpet prank.
Steelers suspend RB Rashard Mendenhall for conduct detrimental to team, promote RB Baron Batch.
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In science:

Rosenberg G. A., Navratil M., Barone F. and Feuerstein G. (1996) Proteolytic cascade enzymes increase in focal cerebral ischemia in rat. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In stellar atmospheres, departures from LTE can arise from interactions of atoms and molecules with the nonthermal radiation field (Woitke, Kr ¨uger & Sedlmayr 1996) bu t this effect is negligible in dense substellar atmospheres (Hauschildt et al. 1997; Schweitzer, Hauschildt & Baron 2000).
A comparison of chemistry and dust cloud formation in ultracool dwarf model atmospheres
Baron et. al., Light Meson Physics from Maximally Twisted Mass Lattice QCD, arXiv:0911.5061.
Non-perturbative renormalization in lattice QCD
Barone-Adesi, G., Giannopoulos, K. and Vosper, L., 1999.
Varying the VaR for Unconditional and Conditional Environments
Huband, S., Hingston, P., Barone, L., While, L., 2006. A review of multiob jective test problems and a scalable test problem toolkit.
MOCSA: multiobjective optimization by conformational space annealing
Baron (1995), therefore, we present here only a brief summary.
Parallel Implementation of the PHOENIX Generalized Stellar Atmosphere Program
Fe II model atom in regular model calculations (Hauschildt et al. 1996; Baron et al.
Parallel Implementation of the PHOENIX Generalized Stellar Atmosphere Program
Baron, E., Cooperstein, J., & Kahana, S. 1985, Phys.
Future Detection of Supernova Neutrino Burst and Explosion Mechanism
Roll, Krotkov and Dicke took great care to eliminate such forces in their classic E ¨otv ¨os experiment, and Dicke [2,3] has raised the possibility that such noise was a serious factor in Baron Roland von E ¨otv ¨os’s original versions of that experiment .
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Based on a Hi survey of Taylor et al. (1994), a more detailed search was carried out with the 30-m telescope (Barone et al., in preparation) and a clear detection of CO emission in the BCDG Haro 2 could be obtained.
Interferometric observations of nearby galaxies
The nickel mass determined from the tail of the light curve for SN 1994I was 0.07 M⊙ (Young, Baron & Branch 1995).
A Comparative Study of the Absolute-Magnitude Distributions of Supernovae
For both the numerical solution of the OZ equation using the PY approximation and the MC studies the overlap criterion of Vieillard-Baron for hard ellipsoids of revolution is used.
Ornstein-Zernike equation and Percus-Yevick theory for molecular crystals
Thomas, Dan Kasen, and Eric Lenz, with Eddie Baron kibbutzing from the audience – outlined the various ways in which polarization could be induced in supernova spectra.
Conference Summary: Three Dimensional Explosions
Figure 5: Nucleon result of SU(3) Heavy Baryon ChPT fit up to NLO for the octet baron masses.
Current Status toward the Proton Mass Calculation in Lattice QCD
The reason for picking the name Munchausen number stems from the visual of raising oneself, a feat demonstrated by the famous Baron von Munchausen ().
On a curious property of 3435
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