Pronunciation: (bar'un),[key] —n. 1. a member of the lowest grade of nobility.
2. (in Britain)
a. a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king.
b. a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility.
c. a member of the House of Lords.
3. an important financier or industrialist, esp. one with great power in a particular area: an oil baron. 4. a cut of mutton or lamb comprising the two loins, or saddle, and the hind legs. Cf. baron of beef.
Pronunciation: (ba-rôn'),[key] —n. Mi•chel Pronunciation: (mē-shel'),[key](Michel Boyron), 1653–1729, French actor.