Definition for Madonna (-s)

madonna (-s), n. [Sp. madona, It. madonna, my lady; cf. Notre Dame, Our Lady]

  1. The Virgin Mary; Mother of God; holy woman who serves as an intermediary between humanity and Jesus Christ.
  2. Nurturer; nursing mother; [fig.] high place; chain of slopes; range of cliffs; [fig.] merciful saviors of the church of nature.
  3. Shrine; symbolic representation of the merciful intervention of Mary; inanimate religious icon representing the mother of Jesus Christ.

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