What does the word Mesdames mean?

Usage examples for Mesdames

  1. " Mesdames," I said, and was gratified to see that they followed my dramatic exit with eyes of appreciation and of wonder. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  2. To her surprise Eau Clair, standing beside her, said as follows: Charmantes Demoiselles, Mesdames et Messieurs: It has been a time honoured custom in our family for generations, that on the heir to the estate attaining his majority, on his throwing off the careless garb of garcon, and donning the somewhat grave habiliments, taking up the corner of his dress- coat with a smile, of the man. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny