Definition of Lady

1. Noun. A polite name for any woman. "A nice lady at the library helped me"

Specialized synonyms: Begum
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

2. Noun. A woman of refinement. "A chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
Exact synonyms: Dame, Gentlewoman, Ma'am, Madam
Specialized synonyms: Grande Dame, Madame
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

3. Noun. A woman of the peerage in Britain.

Definition of Lady

1. n. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.

2. a. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.

Definition of Lady

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (UK birdwatching) Lady Amherst's pheasant. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Wicca) A high priestess ¹

4. Proper noun. The title for the (primary) female deity in female-centered religions ¹

5. Proper noun. (context: in particular) The major supernatural figurehead in the Wiccan religion, a triune goddess split into the Mother, Maiden, and Crone. ¹

6. Noun. (historical) The mistress of a household. ¹

7. Noun. A woman of breeding or higher class, a woman of authority. ¹

8. Noun. The feminine of lord. ¹

9. Noun. A title for someone married to a lord. ¹

10. Noun. A title for somebody married to a gentleman. ¹

11. Noun. A title that can be used instead of the formal terms of marchioness, countess, viscountess or baroness. ¹

12. Noun. A polite term referring to a woman. ¹

13. Noun. ('''ladies'''; ''in plural only'') A polite form of address to women ¹

14. Noun. (slang) (non-gloss definition Used to address a female) ¹

15. Noun. ('''ladies'''' ''or'' '''ladies''') Toilets intended for use by women. ¹

16. Noun. (context: familiar) An affectionate term for one's wife or girlfriend. ¹

17. Noun. (slang) a queen (the playing card) ¹

18. Noun. (archaic) (''attributive'') (with a professional title) Who is a woman. ¹

19. Noun. (context: Wicca) (alternative form of Lady) ¹

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Definition of Lady

1. a woman of refinement and gentle manners [n -DIES]

Medical Definition of Lady

1. Origin: OE. Ladi, laefdi, AS. Hlfdige, hlfdie; AS. Hlaf loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. Dairy. See Loaf, and cf. Lord. 1. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household. "Agar, the handmaiden of Sara, whence comest thou, and whither goest thou? The which answered, Fro the face of Sara my lady." (Wyclif (Gen. Xvi. 8)) 2. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; a feminine correlative of lord. "Lord or lady of high degree." "Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, . . . We make thee lady." (Shak) 3. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart. "The soldier here his wasted store supplies, And takes new valor from his lady's eyes." (Waller) 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. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; the feminine correlative of gentleman. 6. A wife; not now in approved usage. 7. 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. Ladies' man, a man who affects the society of ladies. Lady altar, an altar in a lady chapel. Lady chapel, a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Lady court, the court of a lady of the manor. Lady court, the court of a lady of the manor. Lady crab, a handsomely spotted swimming crab (Platyonichus ocellatus) very common on the sandy shores of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Lady fern. See Female fern, under Female, and Illust. Of Fern. Lady in waiting, a lady of the queen's household, appointed to wait upon or attend the queen. Lady Mass, a Mass said in honor of the Virgin Mary. Lady of the manor, a lady having jurisdiction of a manor; also, the wife of a manor lord. Lady's maid, a maidservant who dresses and waits upon a lady. Our Lady, the Virgin Mary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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lady's finger
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lady's leek

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