What does lady mean?

lady meaning in General Dictionary

Belonging or becoming to a lady ladylike

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  • a polite title for almost any girl
  • a female of refinement
  • a lady associated with the peerage in Britain
  • a lady who takes care of the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a family group.
  • A woman having proprietary liberties or expert; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
  • A woman to whom this homage of a knight had been paid; a woman to who you're committed or bound; a sweetheart.
  • a female of personal distinction or position. In England, a name prefixed into name of any girl whoever husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whose parent was a nobleman not below an earl. The spouse of a baronet or knight gets the name of Lady by courtesy, however by right.
  • a female of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
  • A wife; -- perhaps not now in authorized use.
  • The triturating device when you look at the belly of a lobster; -- therefore called from a fancied similarity to a seated feminine figure. It is made from calcareous plates.
  • that belong or getting to a female; ladylike.
  • your day of the annunciation of Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.

lady meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. The title of the spouse of a peer, and (by courtesy) the partner of a baronet or knight, and also to any girl, married or sole, whoever daddy ended up being a nobleman of a rank not below that earl.


lady meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, lafdi, lavede, from Old English hl


lady - German to English

woman

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lady meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A female who manages the domestic matters of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.

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  • (letter.) A lady having proprietary rights or expert; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
  • (letter.) A female to whom the particular homage of a knight had been paid; a female to whom one is committed or bound; a sweetheart.
  • (letter.) A woman of social distinction or place. In England, a title prefixed into title of any lady whoever husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whoever daddy ended up being a nobleman not less than an earl. The wife of a baronet or knight has the subject of by courtesy, yet not by right.
  • (n.) A woman of refined or gentle ways; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of guy.
  • (n.) A wife; -- perhaps not now in authorized consumption.
  • (letter.) The triturating apparatus when you look at the stomach of a lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated feminine figure. It comes with calcareous plates.
  • (a.) Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.

Sentence Examples with the word lady

Chap. v., by Lady Blennerhassett.

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