matron[ mey-truh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF matron
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATRON
That matron, like most Grecian women, was ignorant of her own written language.
Never ought so worthy, so valuable a matron to be lost to the world.
She reported to the matron that Mary was not neat and quarrelled all the time.
And the matron—not Miss Coffin, but the other one—called me 'Maggie.'
Then Sister Allworthy whispered to the matron, who said, "Bring her in."
On a morning in August the matron's report had closed with a startling item.
The matron whispered to the messenger, and he left the room.
The matron was sitting sideways at her table, with her dog snarling in her lap.
After all, he is only a porter; you asked for the matron, didn't you?
John asked for the matron, and was received with constrained and distant courtesy.
late 14c., "married woman" (usually one of rank), from Old French matrone "married woman; elderly lady; patroness; midwife," and directly from Latin matrona "married woman, wife, matron," from mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)). Sense of "female manager of a school, hospital, etc." first recorded 1550s.