Definitions for LADYˈleɪ di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lady(noun)

    a polite name for any woman

    "a nice lady at the library helped me"

  2. dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman(noun)

    a woman of refinement

    "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"

  3. Lady, noblewoman, peeress(noun)

    a woman of the peerage in Britain


  1. Lady(n.)

    Hence: Any woman; as, a lounge for ladies; a cleaning lady; also used in combination; as, saleslady.

  2. Origin: [OE. ladi, lfdi, AS. hlfdige, hlfdie; AS. hlf loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See Loaf, and cf. Lord.]


  1. lady(Noun)

    The mistress of a household.

  2. lady(Noun)

    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".

  3. lady(Noun)

    The feminine of lord.

  4. lady(Noun)

    A title for someone married to a lord.

  5. lady(Noun)

    A title for somebody married to a gentleman.

  6. lady(Noun)

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

  7. lady(Noun)

    A polite term referring to a woman.

    Please direct this lady to the soft furnishings department.

  8. lady(Noun)

    (ladies; in plural only) A polite form of address to women

  9. lady(Noun)

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

  10. lady(Noun)

    An affectionate term for one's wife or girlfriend.

    But soft, what light through yonder window breaks...? It is my lady, O it is my love! -Romeo and Juliet

  11. lady(Noun)

    a queen (the playing card)

  12. lady(Noun)

    (attributive) (with a professional title) Who is a woman.

    A lady doctor.

  13. Lady(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.

  14. Lady(Noun)

    Lady Amherst's pheasant.

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

  15. Lady(Noun)

    A high priestess

  16. Lady(ProperNoun)

    The title for the (primary) female deity in female-centered religions

    My Lady, will you not take pity on me?

  17. Lady(ProperNoun)

    The major supernatural figurehead in the Wiccan religion, a triune goddess split into the Mother, Maiden, and Crone.

  18. Origin: From lady, laddy, lafdi, lavedi, from hlæfdige, from hlaf + dige, related to dæge. Compare also lord. More at loaf, dairy, dough.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lady(noun)

    a woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household

  2. Lady(noun)

    a woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord

  3. Lady(noun)

    a woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart

  4. Lady(noun)

    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. Lady(noun)

    a woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman

  6. Lady(noun)

    a wife; -- not now in approved usage

  7. Lady(noun)

    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

  8. Lady(adj)

    belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike

  9. Lady

    the day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation

  10. Origin: [OE. ladi, lfdi, AS. hlfdige, hlfdie; AS. hlf loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See Loaf, and cf. Lord.]


  1. Lady

    The word lady is a civil term of respect for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to gentleman or lord, and in many contexts a term for any adult woman. Once confined to usage when specifically addressing women of high social class or status; over the last 300 years, the term has spread to embrace every adult woman.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LADY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1109

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LADY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #822

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LADY' in Nouns Frequency: #329

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marc Broude:

    Who the fuck is Lady Gaga?

  2. Margaret Thatcher:

    This lady is not for turning.

  3. Donald Trump:

    My wife is a really good lady.

  4. Whoopi Goldberg:

    I have a lot of questions for the lady.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

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