Definitions of lady

  1. a woman of refinement; " a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
  2. a polite name for any woman; " a nice lady at the library helped me"
  3. ( United Kingdom) a woman of the peerage in Britain
  4. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
  5. A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
  6. 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.
  7. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
  8. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.
  9. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord.
  10. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well- bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman.
  11. A wife; - not now in approved usage.
  12. 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.
  13. A wellbred woman; a woman of good family or of high position in society; a sweetheart; Lady, the title of the wife of a knight, baronet, earl, etc; the daughter of a duke, marquis, or earl; the Virgin Mary; with Our.
  14. The mistress of a house: a wife: a title of the wives of knights, and all degrees above them, and of the daughters of earls and all higher ranks: a title of complaisance to any woman of refined manners.
  15. Mistress of a house; well- bred woman; title of respect.
  16. A gentlewoman; the mistress of a household.
  17. A woman of distinction; a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a knight, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl; any woman of refined manners and education; mistress of a house; a wife.
  18. A woman of distinction or rank; the wife of a titled gentleman; the title of the daughters of peers of the first three grades; a familiar term applied to the mistress or female head of a house of the better class; a woman in any station of life who is possessed of refined manners and kindness of heart, and generally whose character is adorned with those Christian and social virtues which men most love and esteem in a woman; a term of courtesy applied to any respectable female.

Usage examples for lady

  1. To her there was but one woman in the world, and that was Lady Wicketts. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. She sho'ly is a lady! – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  3. I want she should grow up a lady, like you." – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  4. Are you ready to be a little lady now? – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  5. " Don't mind me," said the lady. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  6. " She is very good- looking," said Lady Macleod. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  7. He laughed and said, " I shall not be alone, my pretty lady." – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  8. " If it could only have been the other brother," said Lady Scroope. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  9. Is there by any chance a lady with you, or did I hear a lady's voice over there? – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. But a Fat Lady! – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  11. Oh, I know all about you, my lady. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  12. You don't know all, my good lady. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. She does not look well, said Lady Elliston. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  14. " It is true," said Lady Anna. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  15. " Why, my dear lady, it is too right. – The Chickens of Fowl Farm by Lena E. Barksdale
  16. Is she a lady,- or anything like a lady? – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. My lady, we do! – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  18. Isn't she a lady? – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  19. I can't tell you how glad I am, Lady Chiltern. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  20. She has found a lady to take her by the hand! – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009