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Definition of matron:

  1. A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
  2. A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.


screw, midwife, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, staff nurse, jailer, gaoler, LPN, R.N., grande dame, sister, warden, matriarch, superintendent, administrator, mother, governor, practical nurse, dowager, housekeeper, warder, wife, corrections officer, head nurse, nurse.

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