Definition of Matriarch

1. Noun. A female head of a family or tribe.

Exact synonyms: Materfamilias
Generic synonyms: Head Of Household, Adult Female, Woman



2. Noun. A feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons).
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

Definition of Matriarch

1. n. The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right.

Definition of Matriarch

1. Noun. A female leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group. ¹

2. Noun. A female founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matriarch

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matriarch

matr-
matra
matraca
matracas
matraite
matranee
matranees
matres
matres lectionis
matresfamilias
matress
matresses
matri-
matriarch (current term)
matriarchal
matriarchalism
matriarchally
matriarchate
matriarchates
matriarchial
matriarchic
matriarchies
matriarchs
matriarchy
matric
matrical
matricaria
matrice

Literary usage of Matriarch

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Dr. Southey has classed this Injured matriarch [Job's wife] in a triad with ... Of or pertaining to a matriarch or to matriarchy; relating to the superior ..."

2. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"matriarch, the mother and ruler of a family ; wife of я patriarch. In 1873 the New York Times uses the word "matriarch, if we may be allowed to coin a ..."

3. Lady of La Mancha by Lawrence Murray, Alessandra LaRocca (2002)
"This and more, having been told, the matriarch of the assembly asked simply ... The matriarch seemed but little pleased, for the pair on whom their future ..."

4. Gaia Matrix: Arkhom & the Geometries of Destiny in the North American Landscape by Peter William Champoux, William Stuart Buehler (1999)
"An agriculturalist, educator, matriarch, spiritualist, craftsperson, communitarian, and freedom fighter, Sojourner Truth imbued the Gaia Matrix with values ..."

5. Monarchies: What are King and Queens For? by Tom Bentley, James Wilsdon (2002)
"Furthermore, the presiding influence in the family is a dead matriarch who exerts a ... However, if there is one real matriarch in EastEnders it is probably ..."

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