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Lady meaning

lady - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a woman of the peerage in Britain
  2. 2. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
  3. 3. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
  6. 6. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord.
  7. 7. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well- bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman.
  8. 8. A wife; - not now in approved usage.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Mistress of a house; well- bred woman; title of respect.

lady - examples of usage

  1. Oh, I guess if it was the old lady, there wouldn't be much question about it. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The lady was Mrs. Hilbery. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. What's the tarnation hurry, young lady? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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