Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Baronet


Alternate forms of Baronet

Derivations: baronetize

Hypernyms: aristocrat, blue blood, patrician

Origin of the word Baronet

  1. c.1400, dim. of baron (q.v.); originally a younger or lesser baron; as a titled hereditary order, established 1611. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Seaside Centaury

a variety of centaury found at the seaside