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Definitions of lady

  1. a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a polite name for any woman; "a nice lady at the library helped me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (United Kingdom) a woman of the peerage in Britain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a woman of the peerage in Britain Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by right. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A wife; - not now in approved usage. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; - so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A wellbred woman; a woman of good family or of high position in society; a sweetheart; Lady, the title of the wife of a knight, baronet, earl, etc; the daughter of a duke, marquis, or earl; the Virgin Mary; with Our. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The mistress of a house: a wife: a title of the wives of knights, and all degrees above them, and of the daughters of earls and all higher ranks: a title of complaisance to any woman of refined manners. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Mistress of a house; well-bred woman; title of respect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A gentlewoman; the mistress of a household. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A woman of distinction; a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a knight, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl; any woman of refined manners and education; mistress of a house; a wife. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A woman of distinction or rank; the wife of a titled gentleman; the title of the daughters of peers of the first three grades; a familiar term applied to the mistress or female head of a house of the better class; a woman in any station of life who is possessed of refined manners and kindness of heart, and generally whose character is adorned with those Christian and social virtues which men most love and esteem in a woman; a term of courtesy applied to any respectable female. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. In English law. The title belonging to the wife of a peer, and (by courtesy) the wife of a baronet or knight, and also to any woman, married or sole, whose father was a nobleman of a rank not lower than that of earl. thelawdictionary.org
  21. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. A wife; -- not now in approved usage. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; a feminine correlative of lord. dictgcide_fs
  26. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; the feminine correlative of gentleman. dictgcide_fs
  27. A wife; not now in approved usage. dictgcide_fs
  28. Any woman; as, a lounge for ladies; a cleaning lady; also used in combination; as, saleslady. dictgcide_fs
  29. The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates. dictgcide_fs
  30. l[=a]'di, n. the mistress of a house: a wife: a title of the wives of knights, and all degrees above them, and of the daughters of earls and all higher ranks: a title of complaisance to any woman of refined manners:--pl. LADIES (l[=a]'diz).--ns. L[=A]'DYBIRD, a genus of little beetles, usually brilliant red or yellow--also L[=A]'DYBUG, L[=A]'DYCOW; L[=A]'DY-CHAP'EL, a chapel dedicated to 'Our Lady,' the Virgin Mary, usually behind the high altar, at the extremity of the apse; L[=A]'DYDAY, the 25th March, the day of the Annunciation of the Virgin; L[=A]'DYFERN, one of the prettiest varieties of British ferns, common in moist woods, with bipinnate fronds sometimes two feet long; L[=A]'DY-FLY (same as LADYBIRD); L[=A]'DYHOOD, condition, character of a lady.--adj. L[=A]'DYISH, having the airs of a fine lady.--ns. L[=A]'DYISM, affectation of the airs of a fine lady; L[=A]'DY-KILL'ER, a man who fancies his fascinations irresistible to women: a general lover.--adj. L[=A]'DY-LIKE, like a lady in manners: refined: soft, delicate.--ns. L[=A]DY-LOVE, a lady or woman loved: a sweetheart; L[=A]DY'S-BED'STRAW, the plant Galium verum; L[=A]'DY'S-BOW'ER, the only British species of clematis--also Traveller's joy; L[=A]'DY'S-FING'ER, a name for many plants: a piece of confectionery; L[=A]'DYSHIP, the title of a lady; L[=A]'DY'S-MAID, a female attendant on a lady, esp. in matters relating to the toilet; L[=A]DY'S-MAN'TLE, a genus of herbaceous plants having small, yellowish-green flowers; L[=A]'DY'S-SLIPP'ER, a genus of orchidaceous plants, remarkable for the large inflated lip of the corolla; L[=A]'DY'S-SMOCK, the Bitter Cress, a meadow-plant, with whitish, blush-coloured flowers.--LADIES' COMPANION, a small bag used for carrying women's work; LADIES' MAN, one fond of women's society.--MY LADYSHIP, YOUR LADYSHIP, a form of expression used in speaking to, or of, one who has the rank of a lady. [A.S. hláf-dige--hláf, a loaf, d['æ]gee, a kneader, or=hláfweardige (i.e. loaf-keeper, see ward), and thus a contr. fem. of Lord.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Ruling woman (poet. exc. in I. of the manor, our sovereign I.); woman to whom man is devoted, mistress, love; Our Latin., Virgin Mary; woman belonging to, or fitted by manners, habits, & sentiments, for, the upper classes (corresp. to gentleman; I. of bedchamber, l.-in-waiting, l. attending sovereign; fine I.); (courteously for) woman (as voc., only poet. or vulg. in sing., but usu. form of address in pl.); (title used as less formal prefix for) Marchioness, Countess, Viscountess, Baroness, (also prefixed to Christian name of) daughter of duke, marquis, or earl, (or to husband\'s Christian name of) wife of holder of courtesy title lord William &c., (or to surname of) wife of baronet or knight, (also in the compound title) Latin Mayoress, wife of Lord Mayor; my I., form of address used chiefly by servants &c. to holders of title l.; wife (archaic or vulg., exc. of those who hold the title I.); painted l., kind of butterfly; (with -clerk, -doctor, -president, -dog, &c.) female; (with -cook, -parlourmaid, -help, &c.) claiming to be treated as l. Ladie\'s gallery, in House of Commons reserved for ll.; Latin.-altar (in Latin.-chapel); lady-bird, coleopterous insect, reddish-brown with black spots; I.-chair, made by two persons\' interlaced hands to carry wounded man &c.; Latin-chapel, in large church usu. east of high altar& dedicated to Virgin; I.-clock, -cow, ladybird; Latin Day, Feast of Annunciation 25th March, one of the quarter days; l.-fern, tall slender kind; l.-help, l. employed as domestic; l.-killer, man devoting himself to making conquests of ll.; l.-love, sweetheart; Latin\'s Bedstraw; l.\'s companion, roll containing cottons &c.; Latin\'s cushion, mossy saxifrage; Latin\'s finger, kidney vetch; Latin\'s laces, kind of striped grass; l.\'s maid, in charge of l.\'s toilet; l.\'s man, frequenting female society; Latin\'s mantle, rosaceous herb; Latin-smock, cuckoo-flower; Latin\'s-slipper, orchidaceous wild& garden plant with usu. yellow bag or slipper shaped flowers, calceolaria; Latin\'s tresses, quaking grass. Hence ladyhood n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. L. Bountiful, character in Farquhar\'s Beaux\'s Stratagem, (allus.) the great or notably beneficent l. in a neighbourhood; ladies (as sing. n.), women\'s public lavatory. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. [A.S.] The wife of the lord, A.S. hlaford, perhaps = hlafweard, warder of bread.-Max Muller, Lectures on Language, 2nd series. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  34. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A gentle or noble woman a woman of social distinction or positionthe feminine corresponding to lord;— a woman of gentle or refined manners;— wife; a spouse the mistress of a household;— the owner of a manor or estate; a chatelaine. Cabinet Dictionary

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