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Definition of Lady

Lady

  1. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
  2. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
  3. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
  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.
  8. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
  9. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.

Lady Quotations

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Jane Austen

A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated.
Betty White

The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.
Sydney Biddle Barrows

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
Edith Head
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Lady Translations

lady in Danish is dame
lady in Dutch is dame
lady in German is Dame
lady in Latin is era, domina
lady in Norwegian is frue, dame
lady in Portuguese is senhora
lady in Spanish is dama
lady in Swedish is kvinna, fru, dam, dam
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