Definition of Lady-in-waiting

1. Noun. A lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess.

Generic synonyms: Lady, Noblewoman, Peeress

Definition of Lady-in-waiting

1. Noun. (rare) A Lady in the household of a queen or princess who attends her as a personal servant, generally considered an honour. ¹

2. Noun. A woman who is a servant to a lady. Similar to a valet for a gentleman. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady-in-waiting

lady's man
lady's mantle
lady's men
lady's seal
lady's slipper
lady's smock
lady's thimble
lady's thistle
lady's thumb
lady's tobacco
lady's tresses
lady-in-waiting (current term)
lady abbess
lady abbesses
lady beetle
lady beetles
lady boy
lady boys
lady chapel
lady crab
lady crabs

Literary usage of Lady-in-waiting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Who's who: An Annual Biographical Dictionary by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1898)
"Lady in Waiting (1889). - Private Secretary to Duchess. ... Lady in Waiting. - - Lady in Waiting. - - Treasurer and Comptroller. - - Surg. and Phys. (1880). ..."

2. The Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, to the Accession of Queen Anne by Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (1894)
"Sarah tired of work as Lady-in-Waiting—Abigail Hill's birth and parentage—Anne transfers her affection to her new favourite — Sarah's insolence to the ..."

3. Life in the Tuileries Under the Second Empire by Anna L. Bicknell (1895)
"... Metternich — Her imprudence and morbid curiosity — Anecdotes—A " real" Empress — Practical joke on a lady-in-waiting — Dispute with Madame de Per- signy ..."

4. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary), Augusta Waddington Hall Llanover (1862)
"... Queen in an open chaise, with her lady in waiting; and the Princess Royal with Miss Goldsworthy, or some of her other attendant ladies. ..."

5. Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) (1887)
"Lady Barham, Lady in waiting. 17. Lady Caroline Lennox. IS. Lady Adelaide Paget. 19. ... Lady Mary Pelham, Lady In waiting on the Princess Augusta.. Hon. ..."

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