Definitions of lady

  1. ( United Kingdom) a woman of the peerage in Britain
  2. A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
  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. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.
  6. A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; - a feminine correlative of lord.
  7. A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well- bred woman; - the feminine correlative of gentleman.
  8. A wife; - not now in approved usage.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Mistress of a house; well- bred woman; title of respect.
  13. A gentlewoman; the mistress of a household.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
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