1. Having the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman.
- her matronly figure
Sentences with matronly as an adjective:
- The matronly woman cared for the sick orphan.
- ...the matronly upper arms girls know about life and love and losing... Janeane Garofalo
- Gone is her matronly gray frizzy hair and those bushy brows, frumpy frock and old lady pearls. 
1. In the manner of a matron.