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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lady-in-waiting(noun)

    a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess


  1. lady-in-waiting(Noun)

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

  2. lady-in-waiting(Noun)

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


  1. Lady-in-waiting

    A lady-in-waiting is a female personal assistant at a court, royal or feudal, attending on a queen, a princess, or a high-ranking noblewoman. Historically, in Europe a lady-in-waiting was often a noblewoman from a family highly thought of in good society, but was of lower rank than the woman whom she attended. Although she may or may not have received compensation for the service she rendered, she was considered more of a companion than a servant to her mistress. Lady-in-waiting is often a generic term for women whose relative rank, title and official functions varied, although such distinctions were also often honorary. A royal woman may or may not be free to select her ladies, and even when she has such freedom her choices have historically been constrained by the sovereign, her parents, her husband or the sovereign's ministers as, for example, in the so-called Bedchamber crisis.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lady-in-waiting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lady-in-waiting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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