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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. (United Kingdom) a woman of the peerage in Britain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A wife; - not now in approved usage. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Mistress of a house; well-bred woman; title of respect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A gentlewoman; the mistress of a household. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for lady

  1. To her there was but one woman in the world, and that was Lady Wicketts. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. She sho'ly is a lady – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
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