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
woman (part of speech: noun)
- An arrangement was at length made for the good old man to partake of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, when he made, as it appeared to the chaplain and matron, the singular request that the young mute might partake of it with him. - "Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb", W. R. Roe.
- The matron had received her instructions. - "The Grell Mystery", Frank Froest.
- " He wouldn't answer when I asked him if any other boys were there," said the matron, a dull red spot coming on either cheek. - "Five Little Peppers at School", Margaret Sidney.