Definitions for: Beldam


[n] a woman of advanced age
[n] an ugly evil-looking old woman



Webster (1913) Definition: Bel"dam Beldame Bel"dame, n. [Pref. bel-, denoting
relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It.
belladonna. See Belle, and Dame.]
1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.

To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.
--Shak.

2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a
hag.

Around the beldam all erect they hang. --Akenside.

Synonyms: beldame, crone, hag, witch

See Also: old woman

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