Lady definitions

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A woman who is polite, refined, and well-mannered.
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The definition of a lady is a term used for a woman.

An example of a lady is a woman.

A noble or gentile woman in the king's court is an example of a lady.

When someone at a gas station wants to rudely get your attention, this is an example of a situation where he might say "hey lady!"

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A woman, especially when spoken of or to in a polite way.

Ladies, may I show you to your table?

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Any woman.
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Being an adult female.

A lady barber.

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A woman of high social standing or refinement, especially when viewed as dignified or well-mannered.
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A woman who is the head of a household.

Is the lady of the house at home?

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A lady in waiting.

The queen and her ladies.

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The Virgin Mary. Usually used with Our.
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Used as a form of address for a woman, often with sarcasm or irritation.

Look, lady, I was ahead of you in line.

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A woman who is the object of romantic or chivalrous love.

A knight serving his lady.

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A wife or girlfriend.

A man kissing his lady at the airport.

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A general feminine title of nobility and other rank, specifically as the title for the wife or widow of a knight or baronet.
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Used as a form of address for a woman of high rank, especially for a marchioness, countess, viscountess, baroness, or baronetess.
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The mistress of a household.
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A woman who has the rights, rule, or authority of a lord.
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A woman of high social position.
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A woman with reference to the man who is her devoted attendant, lover, etc.
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In Great Britain,
  • The title of respect given to a marchioness, countess, viscountess, or baroness; to the daughter of a duke, marquis, or earl; or to the wife of a baronet, knight, or holder of the courtesy title Lord..
  • This title as a form of address for a woman holding the title Lady, now used only by servants, salespeople, etc.
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A mistress or girlfriend, esp. one who is cohabiting.
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(historical) The mistress of a household.
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A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority.

"I would like the dining room to be fully set by tonight; would you do so?" "Yes, my lady".

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The feminine of lord.
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A title for someone married to a lord.
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A title for somebody married to a gentleman.
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A title that can be used instead of the formal terms of marchioness, countess, viscountess, or baroness.
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(polite or used by children) A woman: an adult female human.

Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.

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(in the plural) A polite reference or form of address to women.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here today. Follow me, ladies!

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(slang) Used to address a female.

Hey, lady, move your car!

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(ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.
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(familiar) A wife or girlfriend; a sweetheart.

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A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound.
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(slang) A queen (the playing card).
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(dated, with a professional title) Who is a woman.

A lady doctor.

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(Wicca) Alternative form of Lady..
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The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster, consisting of calcareous plates; so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure.
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An aristocratic title for a woman; the wife of a lord and/or a woman who holds the position in her own right; a title for a peeress, the wife of a peer or knight, and the daughters and daughters-in-law of certain peers.

Sir John Smith and Lady Smith.

Would Lady Macbeth care for dessert?

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(UK, birdwatching) Lady Amherst's pheasant.
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(Wicca) A high priestess.
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The title for the (primary) female deity in female-centered religions.

My Lady, will you not take pity on me?

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(in particular) The major supernatural figurehead in the Wiccan religion, a triune goddess split into the Mother, Maiden, and Crone.
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The Virgin Mary.
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Origin of lady

From Middle English lady, laddy, lafdi, lavedi, from Old English hlǣfdīġe (“mistress of a household, wife of a lord, lady”, literally “bread-kneader”), from hlāf (“bread”) + dīġe (“maid”), related to Old English dǣġe (“maker of dough”). Compare also lord. More at loaf, dairy, dough.